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Red Truck Wines - 2009 California Cabernet Sauvignon
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2011

california
pinot noir

Winemaker's Comments

"This classically rich Pinot Noir has a charming red color and premium cherry flavors blended with notes of smooth spice to accelerate this medium-bodied wine." John Allbaugh, Winemaker

Vineyards

Our Pinot Noir grapes come from vineyards in Monterey and California's Northern Interior that produce rich cherry flavors and provide the smooth tannins that make this distinguished wine. The grapes benefited from a warm summer to produce this brilliant fruit filled vintage.

Vintage

The 2011 growing season was a late starting one, with fairly undesirable conditions in the beginning, but fortunately is showing some real novelties. It can best be described as a "challenging" year for all aspects of the industry. The California winegrape harvest was lighter and later than normal with flavors developing at lower sugar levels, giving winemakers the opportunity to make flavorful, elegant wines.

Fermentation & Aging

Individual lots of fruit were harvested separately according to ripeness and balance of acidity. The grapes were de-stemmed and crushed very gently to ensure that whole berries remained for full fruit character. The wine was pumped-over twice daily and the temperature was controlled at 85°F to extract ideal color and flavor. The fermenting wines were tasted daily and pressed off their skins once they achieved optimum tannins.

Technical Data

Blend:
86% Pinot Noir
14% Other
Alcohol:
13.0%
Acidity:
5.6 g/L
pH:
3.61
Released
March 2012
Production:
10,000
UPC:
8 92850 90005 6
SRP:
$11.99