2012 The Pinot Project, Pinot Noir, California

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Press and Tasting Notes

Redefining affordable Pinot Noir, The Pinot Project boasts cherry smoke, wisps of violet and earthy notes pour off the nose more in the style of classic Burgundy than some of the overly "jammy" Pinot Noirs in its comparable class from California. Pull the cork and enjoy!

A Merchant's Pick


Featured February 21, 2012

THE REVIEW

The words "affordable" and "Pinot Noir" are seldom heard in the same sentence. Until now.
    Since its inception, "The Pinot Project" Pinot Noir has performed consistently beyond its price and we've been licking our chops for the arrival of the 2011.
    Well, it's here, and it performs even better than expected taking its impressive track record to a new level.
    The palate is where the Pinot Project puts distance between itself and its competition. As it breathes and evolves it unfolds on the palate with a surprising complexity that displays a pedigree far beyond its price tag. Cherry smoke, wisps of violet and earthy notes pour off the nose more in the style of classic Burgundy than some of the overly "jammy" Pinot Noirs in its comparable class from California.
    The 2011 "Pinot Project" reshapes what we can expect from the phrase "affordable Pinot Noir," and will be the one place where your wallet and your palate can agree.
    Pull the cork and enjoy! The Pinot Project works well on its own, with fish, roasted chicken or even lean meats. Read More »

Region

California

The largest domestic wine growing region in the United States is by far California.  California wines took international recognition in the 1976 competition known as "The Judgement Of Paris."  In this famous blind tasting, California wines were pu ... Read More »