Pinot Noir has come a long way from the time
that Andre Tchelistchef planted the first vines in
Carneros. The problem with this variety is always
finding places cool enough to create the ideal balance
between sugar and acid.
California the finest Pinots, comparable to the best
of Burgundy and Oregon, come from three areas profoundly
affected by Pacific marine influences: Carneros, Russian
River Valley, and Santa Barbara."
Dias Blue, Wine & Spirits Editor of Bon Appetit
California Pinot Noir is the essential red for summertime
sipping; bottled West Coast sunshine bursting with
cherry and ripe berry flavors. Here's a look at some
of our Novus Vinum's
favorite summertime mates from the Golden State.