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Schug Carneros Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2008

Pinot Noir from Carneros, California
  • PR 89
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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 89

Medium ruby color; subtle spice and creamy black cherry aromas; ripe, black cherry and savory cranberry flavors with spice notes; some oak and tannins; good structure and balance; long finish. Spicy and rich, this Pinot has good, forward fruit; great for near-term consumption.

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