WINE OF THE MONTH: JANUARY 2016

 

The  2012  Pennywise Pinot Noir  is sourced from  several of  California's finest appellations. From  a region  on the eastern edge of the Bay Area, to the rolling, coastally-influenced hills near  Livermore, to Clarksburg's Merwin  Vineyard  in the heart  of  the Delta, full circle back to the northeastern tip of the Bay Area. These appellations provide this  wine with textbook Pinot Noir aroma, as well as ample fruit  and aromatics. Tart  cherry and cranberry flavors  dominate and then open to include the addition of  rich vanilla, an influence from  French oak, followed  by wild huckleberry and  toasty  marshmallow.
Blend: 78% Pinot Noir, 11% Grenache, 6% Barbera, 3% Petite Sirah, 2% Merlot
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
pH: 3.61
Appelations: 52% Northern Interior Valley, 43% Clarksburg, 3% Lodi, 2% Paso Robles
Food Pairings: Brie on baguette, broiled cheese sandwich with apricot preserves, grilled chicken doused with blueberry-based barbecue sauce, pepperoni pizza


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