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2018 Renteria Tres Perlas Brown Ranch Pinot Noir

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RATINGS

93Jeb Dunnuck

...spicy, complex, forest-like bouquet as well as plenty of wild strawberry and mulberry fruit, medium-bodied richness, lots of sappy herb and floral nuances, good acidity, and a clean finish.

92The Wine Advocate

...notes of cranberry sauce, red currant jelly and chocolate-covered cherries with touches of wild sage, underbrush and wet pebbles. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a firm backbone of fine-grained tannins and lively acidity...finishing with a lingering herbal lift.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma County, Carneros

Carneros AVA, also known as Los Carneros, is at the southern end of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys at the top of the San Francisco Bay. The 8,000 vineyard acres are mostly planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both of which thrive in the district’s cool, marine climate. Carneros became an AVA in 1983 and it has attracted foreign wine companies along with local producers. It has been especially appealing to European producers of sparkling wines including the giant Spanish cava producers Codorniu and Frexinet, and the French Champagne house Taittinger. Codorniu in Carneros is called Artesa, and Frexinet’s Carneros brand is Gloria Ferrer. Taittinger calls its Carneros winery Domaine Carneros. The European producers also make still wines in Carneros. ?

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.