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2017 Auteur Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir

ITEM 8231750 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $45
Item Sold Amount Date
I8253427 2 $40 Jun 5, 2022
I8211790 1 $45 May 8, 2022
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RATINGS

95Jeb Dunnuck

...plums, ground herbs, espresso, and forest floor notes...savory, medium-bodied Pinot...

94+ The Wine Advocate

...sashays out of the glass with provocative scents of star anise, potpourri and fallen leaves over a core of cherry preserves, raspberry pie and baking spices with a waft of iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has the most amazing perfume, framed by fantastically ripe, soft tannins, finishing long and layered.

91Wine Spectator

Lots of sanguine hints accent the medium-grained flavors of red plum and raspberry. Rich-tasting forest floor notes show on the finish, with sandalwood and allspice details.

PRODUCER

Auteur

Auteur is a Sonoma producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It was founded by Kenneth and Laura Juhasz. Kenneth is a winemaker who has worked for numerous wineries in Oregon and California. Juhasz sources grapes rom Anderson Valley, Mendocino, Carneros and the Russian River Valley. Auteur wines have won consistently high compliments and ratings from reviewers. Robert M. Parker Jr. called the 2011 Auteur Hyde Chardonnay “a perfect synthesis in style of a grand cru white Burgundy and California’s more tropical and exotic, fruit-laden Chardonnays.”

REGION

United States, California, North Coast, Mendocino County, Anderson Valley

Mendocino AVA was established in 1984 and amended in 1989. It includes numerous sub-appellations. Mendocino AVA is entirely within Mendocino County, and the AVA is known for its Mediterranean climate. Vintners successfully grow Carignan, Charbono, Grenache, Zinfandel, Petit Sirah and Syrah. In cooler parts of the region Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are also grown. Mendocino County is home to nearly 600 vineyards, and many have been certified organic for decades, thanks to the region’s famous “green and sustainable” approach to agriculture and nearly everything else. Mendocino was named for 16th century explorers, a pair of brothers whose last name was Mendoza. Winemaking, however, didn’t start until the 19th century when some would-be gold miners decided it was more profitable to make wine than to pan for gold. Italian immigrants in the late 19th century continued to establish winemaking ventures.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.