Moniker Pinot Noir is a big, dark-hued wine sourced from three cool-climate Mendocino County vineyards, each imparting their own flavors: earth from Anderson Valley, intense berry from Redwood Valley and rhubarb and potpourri from Potter Valley. We fermented a portion of the grapes in macro-bins, punching down by hand for wine of high color and intensity to contrast with the savory nature of pumped-over tank lots. A German yeast strain supported the wineâ€™s dark fruit profile while native yeasts contributed bright fruit and forest floor aromatics. Malolactic fermentation and the boldness of American oak lend sumptuousness and spice to this strong and expressive vintage.
Product Information Specifications for 2013 Moniker Estates Mendocino County Pinot Noir 750 ml Wine Below:
You're going to create the perfect personalized labeled wine bottle and we know that you must have a quality, wonderful tasting wine to go with it. It is our goal for you to be able to easily express yourself on each personalized wine bottle and our job to ensure the wine inside lives up to your beautiful creation! All our wine is made or selected by the discerning palates at WineGreeting. As luck would have it, our business has grown and we are not able to keep up with demand for our wine alone and so we now offer wine from other wineries in California so you have the perfect, refreshing glass! We have designed these wines to be as pleasing to as many drinkers as possible. Although everyone's taste is unique and as original as the person drinking it, we know that each of our customers will be pleased with the wine we offer! This merlot is produced in an award-winning region of Northern California. We found this gem and knew immediately that they were the right one for us. They produce a smooth, very well balanced, rich merlot with a hint of blackberry. We know that you will love it.
2013 Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750mL
Manufacturer: Louis M. Martini Winery
Brand: Louis M. Martini Winery
Conditions throughout the 2013 growing season in the Napa Valley were excellent, making for yet another classic vintage. A timely bud break and steady flowering were followed by even fruit set and a lengthy season of warm days and cool nights. Dry weather throughout the growing season made for excellent harvest conditions, allowing fruit to be picked at optimal maturity and balance.
2014 Zinphomaniac Reserve Old Vines Sonoma County Zinfandel 750 ml Wine
Manufacturer: Mendocino Wine Company
Sonoma County enjoyed a spectacular 2014 growing season. Winter rains in February and March contributed to an early growing season. A moderately warm summer lead to perfect ripening of the grapes and harvest commenced in September. The wines from this vintage are best characterized as intensely aromatic with ripe fruit, fine tannins and deep, rich color. Hand-picked and destemmed Dry Creek Valley grapes were gently pressed followed by pump overs during fermentation for enhanced flavor development and color concentration. Post fermentation the wine experienced a short period of extended maceration further enhancing the flavor and color. Subsequently the wine was transferred for twelve months aging into a combination of new and seasoned French and American oak.
2013 Eighteen Miles Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 750ml
Manufacturer: GrapeSeed Wine Fund
Brand: Eighteen Miles
The Russian River Valley appellation is famous for the fog that creeps in from the Pacific Ocean through the Petaluma Wind Gap and the river channel, lowering temperatures and extending the growing season. This Pinot Noir comes from an area along Westside Road, which runs parallel to the Russian River for a stretch. Vines here take deep root in alluvial Arbuckle and gravelly loam soils and develop fruit of concentrated varietal character. We harvested grapes for this wine before dawn to keep the fruit as cool as possible; in the cellar, a four-day cold soak extracted their delicate aromas and color. Fermentation took place in small bins, with manual punchdowns. The wine aged four 14 months in 100% French oak (1/3 new, 1/3 one-year old, 1/3 2-years old). The 2013 growing season in Russian River Valley got off to an early start and remained slightly ahead of schedule throughout the mild summer. The great weather lasted into harvest, and Pinot Noir came in with perfectly balanced fruit and acidity.
2014 Naked Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley Washington 750 mL Wine
Manufacturer: Naked Winery
Brand: Naked Winery
A warm spring and summer with no heat spikes produced an early vintage and we were blessed with no significant rain at harvest. There was little to no disease pressure and alcohol levels remained moderate allowing for flourishing intense flavors. In the end, we think this will go down as a great year for Washington wine.