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.

Production Area

Country: USA, California
Region: Central Coast

Grape Varieties

100% Pinot Noir

Production Technique

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.

Description

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

Analysis

Alc. 13.5%

Serving Suggestions

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.