July 2018 Pinot Noir Club Shipment

Saraillon Fernanda L'Atoueyo Pinot Noir 2016

Saraillon Fernanda L'Atoueyo Pinot Noir 2016

Valle D'Aosta, Italy

$28.75 / each

Description:

This organically grown alpine Pinot Noir hails from the northern Italian region of Valle D'Aosta, which borders France and Switzerland. This is a very pretty, very delicate hidden gem of a wine, displaying crisp, almost crunchy cranberry and red currant fruit. Showing rose petal notes on the nose, this wine has a decidedly French sensibility and is drastically different than most Italian Pinot Nero. Only about 300 cases were made in total.

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Pax Carignan Testa Vineyard 2016

Pax Carignan Testa Vineyard 2016

Mendocino County, California

$28.75 / each

Description:

This bright, very vibrant organic Carignan bottling is lacy and delicate and quite the opposite of what you might expect from this French variety, which can often yield big, concentrated wines. This hails from Mendocino County in northern California and was made by winemaker Pax Mahle using 100% carbonic maceration which gives the wine lift and levity. You'll see brambly wild berry fruit and savory spice notes on this very cool wine.

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