2006 Venue Central Coast Pinot Noir
The Venue of California’s Central Coast has proven to be the new frontier for the production of high quality Pinot Noir. The consistent warm temperatures, sunny days and the daily afternoon fog cover from the cool Pacific Ocean extend the growing season and help to develop thick skinned ripe Pinot Noir.
Country: USA, California
Region: Central Coast
100% Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is one of the most difficult wines to produce and grow in the vineyard, but this is where the wine is truly made. The production technique is straight-forward and time proven. The grapes are partially destemmed to avoid any hint of green or herbaceous notes. The grapes are crushed and fermented in small open top tanks and the must/grapes are punched down every 4 to 6 hours to extract color, phenolics and flavor compounds. Maturation is for 14 months in small French and American oak barrels.
Color: Red Garnet ruby burgundy shades
Aroma: Sweet aromas of red cherry and Violets and herbs.
Taste: Sweet cherry berry notes and red currant with layers of ripe plum and vanilla spice from new French oak
Roasted free range chicken, ahi seared tuna, grilled salmon with garlic butter sauce or hickory smoked plank steak with a green pepper corn demi-glace.