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Schug Carneros Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Carneros, California
  • PR 92
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Winemaker Notes

This classic Carneros region Pinot Noir offers a wide range of flavors and aromas, in the tradition of the finest red Burgundies of France. "Clonal diversity" is achieved by carefully blending several vineyard lots, each retaining its own unique clonal signature in the blend. The result is a complex wine with a rich bouquet of cherries, berries and hints of spicy new oak. It has flavors reminiscent of black cherry, currant and strawberry, followed by... View More

Critical Acclaim

PR 92

Medium ruby color; spicy cherry aromas with a hint of thyme; rich, ripe bright red cherry flavors with spice and herbal notes; sweet oak; silky texture; good structure and balance; long finish. Rich, spicy Pinot that is fabulous on its own but also try it with grilled chicken.

Schug Estate Winery

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Schug Estate Winery, Carneros, California
Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery is the showcase and life-long dream of one of California's most celebrated winemakers. Walter Schug's reputation blossomed during his tenure as Founding Winemaker for Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the 1970s, where he made California’s first proprietary Bordeaux-Style blend (Insignia) and legendary vineyard designated Cabernets (Backus and Eisele Vineyards).

Drawing on his long experience in the production of fine wines in both Europe and California, Walter set up his... View More