Cherry, strawberry and rhubarb notes dene the aromatics of this wine and are backed by hints of cinnamon and oregano. Bright Flavors of cherry, raspberry and ripe tomato are balanced by a layer of earthy mushroom. Smooth and silky! Delicious with a variety of meats such as lamb, veal and venison and particularly splendid with salmon. Pinot Noir is widely considered one of the best companions to food because of its good acidity and body complementing rather than overpowering food.
|Since its first release in 1980, Cartlidge & Browne has won the hearts of consumers who appreciate premium quality wine at modest prices. Paul Moser, winemaker for the past 25 years, a Stanford grad who trained in Burgundy and the Loire Valley, finds the right balance between California fruit and European styling. A master blender, he sources from high quality vineyards throughout the state, emphasizing accurate varietal expression, balance, food-friendliness, complexity and most of all – value!
"Despite the enormous influence of California's wineries, too few specialize in premium wines at value prices. One that does is Cartlidge & Browne. Avoiding the extra oak and other types of manipulation used by some vintners, Cartlidge & Browne produces fruity, pure, and vibrant wines that reflect varietals' personalities. Even better, it offers sensational quality at bargain basement prices.”
- Robert Parker