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Staff Pick

Hardesty Cellars, Pinot Noir - 2015

Item # 36803 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Chad Hardesty started his winery in 2008 and has been making delicious, natural California wines ever since. His winery is located in Humboldt City located 5 hours north of S.F. This Pinot Noir is alive, lithe in texture and full of red fruits. The vines are planted just 3 miles from the Pacific ocean giving a cooler climate that is reflected in this wine. Aged in old French casks for 8 months before bottling. Best with a decanting as the wine has an intentional, preserving prickle due to residual carbon dioxide.

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Staff Pick Notes

I love the fresh and accessible character of this Pinot Noir! The vibrant and ripe fruit invite sip after sip. This producer is passionate about being as hands off as possible. Natural production without adding unnecessary chemicals in the vineyard and vilification process. Bright, vibrant, red fruit aroma, dried cranberry, subtle spice and some earth. Fresh and easy to drink! Limited availability.


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Pinot Noir

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California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.