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Pinot Noir, 2018. Primary Wine Co.

Pinot Noir, 2018. Primary Wine Co.

Item #: V0822R2
Vintage: 2018
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard/Appellation: California
Color: Pale Ruby
Nose: Cherry, Warm Spices, Vanilla
Palate: Berries, Mushroom, Smoke
Finish: Long and Structured
Rating: 97
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now thru 2025/Steak, Lamb, Mushrooms/13.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Founded in 2011, Brick & Mortar wine produces both single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from high elevation vineyards in the Napa Valley, Sonoma Coast and Mendocino Ridge AVAs. The name Brick & Mortar was founded on the fact the 2011 Pinot Noir would be the foundational wine of the winery. The owner Matt spent time in Burgundy, where he fell in love with Pinot Noir. When he was thinking of names for the winery, he thought about the cobblestones and ancient foundations of those great Old-World wineries that inspired him and so Brick & Mortar was a perfect tribute.

They produce classic and balanced wines that are bright and structured with lower alcohol and a focus on terroir. Matt works alongside co-owners Alexis and Troy Iaconis, and they believe that the best wines express a unique time and place, just like the great European wineries. They pick early, ferment with native yeasts, use oak and sulfur judiciously, resulting in low-alcohol wines of grace and finesse. This label, Primary Wine Co. represents this Old-World purity, with honest, genuine, straightforward flavors and a back-to-basics approach to wine. They produce wines that are simple and delicious.

This Pinot Noir offers intense aromas of raspberry and cherry, accented by a touch of spices and vanilla. This wine is velvety on the palate with balanced acidity and fine tannins leading to a long, structured finish. This wine is enjoyable from the first to the last sip. Pair this Pinot with chargrilled steak or lamb sliders with goat cheese and fresh tomatoes. This wine will also pair well with various poultry dishes, like chicken liver mousse with pickled shallots or pan seared duck breast with garlic and mushrooms.

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