Tasting Date: 10/5/2011
Varietal: Madonna Estates Pinot Noir 2008
Country: Caneros, CA
Tasting Date Price: $19.99
Alcohol Content: 13.9%
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Visual Aspect: Ruby red
Nose: Delicate Pinot Noir grape’s extremely fruit-forward strawberry, cherry, and earthy character
Palate: Our Pinot Noir makes a statement with flavors of strawberry, black cherry, and exotic cloves with a toasty oak finish.
Food Pairing: Pork tenderloin, bbq, mushroom risotto, grilled salmon, stuffed mushrooms, polenta and beef tenderloin.
Winery Notes: The Madonna Vineyard provides the perfect conditions to capture the true essence of the delicate Pinot Noir grape. We combine whole grape clusters with crushed must during fermentation. The wine is then aged in small French oak barrels for nine months. Located in the world-renowned Carneros region, an area known for its fertile lands and cool climate, the Bartolucci family has found success with their organically grown grapes and Estate Bottled wines. In addition to practicing natural farming methods, they also combine traditional and modern winemaking techniques. As the third oldest winemaking family in the Napa Valley, it is important to them that they continue the commitment to farm naturally and preserve the winemaking traditions of past generations.