PINOT NOIR - CALIFORNIA

FESTIVE CELEBRATION

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Pinot Noir wines are among the most coveted and expensive in the entire world. No grape variety can hit the heights of elegance and refinement that Pinot can, traditionally found in the Old World. Step outside of the best-known regions, however, and a Pinot Noir renaissance is taking place. As recent plantings begin to mature in the coastal valleys of California, Pinot Noir wines are beginning to be produced that feature a similar varietal allure as the best of the Old World. Festive Celebration is just that, a vinous toast to the exciting Pinot Noirs grown in the American viticultural heartland of California.

WINE PROFILE

Festive Celebration Pinot Noir is a beautifully nuanced Pinot that shows the heights of finesse that are possible in California. A wine of subtlety and nuance, a Pinot Noir that sings rather than yells, Festive Celebration is the embodiment of vinous elegance. Rainier cherry, pomegranate, menthol and vanilla spice notes start off reserved and build over time. A bright acidic backbone gives structure to the finish, giving Festive Celebration the requisite vibrancy to go with many different kinds of cuisine.

 

FOOD COMBINATIONS

Hearty fish dishes, roasted vegetable skewers, salmon, roast pork with a cherry sauce, duck breast, lightly seared Ahi Tuna.
 

PINOT NOIR YOU READY?

California Pinot Noir is like the little vinous engine that could – for decades it has been chugging along producing vivid, elegant wines with a purity of fruit unlike virtually anywhere else in the world, to little fanfare or acclaim. But, the secret is getting out, and increasingly the wine cognoscenti are turning their collective heads towards the west coast of the U.S. In California, wine fans can scratch their itch for elegant, lithe, super expressive Pinot Noirs, not as a substitute for the classic Old World version, but to supplement their wine collections with something new and unique.

Few places in the world where Pinot Noir is grown exhibit such a fruity, succulent, vibrant character in the resulting wines as California. Silky, spicy and rich with moderate tannins that give it an immediate appeal, California Pinot Noirs provide instant reward and easy gratification. Festive Celebration Pinot Noir invites you to enjoy a fruit-forward, fresh and tasty glass of this beautiful red while toasting to what California does best.

 

WINE SPECS

APPELLATION: California

VINTAGE: 2018

VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 100% Pinot Noir

WINEMAKING PROCESS: The Festive Celebration winemaking team is forward thinking and value conscious, utilizing a majority of stainless steel in the winemaking process in order to retain freshness and purity. A small percentage of lightly toasted French oak is employed to add a kiss of vanilla-tinged complexity to the wine profile.

ALCOHOL: 13.26%

pH: 3.55

RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.1 g/L