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Pinot Noir, 2010. Wilson Daniels
Item # V0514R1DC

Pinot Noir, 2010. Wilson Daniels

Vintage: 2010
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard/Appellation: Santa Maria, California
Color: Light magenta
Nose: Bing cherry with hints of cinnamon and cotton candy
Palate: Tart and sweet cherry with hints of spice
Finish: Lovely spice with touches of candy apple
Rating: 96
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Drink now through 2016/13.3% Alcohol
: WILSON DANIELS - RED
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Great wines. Close friends. Memorable meals. These were the shared passions of wine industry-mavericks Jack Daniels and the late Win Wilson. Together, they traveled the world's wine regions seeking out the best wine from each.

Carrying on that legacy of discovering the best, Wilson Daniels wines are made from grapes grown in California's flourishing Central Coast. Their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are made with fruit from Santa Maria Valley. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc are made with fruits from warmer Paso Robles. Wilson Daniels wines are food-friendly and offer exceptional quality and value. They are the legacy of Jack and Win, discovering the best and sharing good times with every glass.

California's Central Coast region is a long stretch of land reaching from the San Francisco Bay to Santa Barbara. It encompasses some of the state's most dramatic shoreline and acclaimed vineyards. Among the most revered appellations within the Central Coast are the marine-influenced Santa Maria Valley and the rugged Paso Robles region.

Formed by the only two traverse mountain ranges on the West Coast of both North and South America, the Santa Maria Valley is the Northernmost AVA of Santa Barbara County. The Valley's unique position coupled with its proximity to the Pacific Ocean creates cool conditions, which in turn strongly impact its growing season - the longest in California. The majority of the vineyards in Santa Maria Valley are planted primarily to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir on slopes with elevations ranging from 200-800 feet. The soil types are typically well-drained, marine-origin and river-wash sedimentation, ranging from clay loam to sandy loam.

The valley's cool conditions, long season and vineyard attributes lead to complex Pinot Noir with exceptionally balanced natural acidity, low pH and intense flavors. Some may think it's almost too easy to make wine from here because the climate and soil are so perfect for Pinot Noir. The grapes still have to be guided through the process and only the experience these guys have can produce these results.

Wonderful strawberry and fresh Bing cherry aromas and flavors. This wine's true varietal character is demonstrated in its silky body and smooth finish. A great match with grilled salmon or rack of lamb.

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