Banshee Pinot Noir
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Banshee Pinot Noir - 2018

Item # 27807 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Sourced primarily from the Sonoma AVA, this cool-climate fruit features a natural vibrancy and earthy character. With a small addition of Russian River fruit, which contributes black raspberry notes, this is a refined Pinot with complexity and richness, ideal alongside wild mushroom risotto.

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Staff Pick Notes

One of the many things I find fascinating about wine is how two cuttings from the same Pinot Noir plant, vinifed in the same way, but grown in two different locations—one in Burgundy and one in California—will taste completely different from one another. The "terroir" makes all the difference in these unique expressions. Growing Pinot Noir in California is not an easy thing to do as most of the state is too warm for this fickle varietal. So Banshee sources its grapes from multiple vineyard sites in the cooler pockets of Sonoma and adds a touch of Russian River fruit. This results in wine bursting with luscious, velvety red and black cherry flavors that finishes with baking spice and a hint of earthiness. A fun easygoing wine for any occasion!

- HW

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Pinot Noir

The Burgundy region of northeastern France is the historic home of the Pinot Noir grape, and is the source of the world’s greatest examples. Here one finds renditions of Pinot Noir that deliver power with finesse and grace, wines that have unimaginable depth of flavor, yet are perfectly balanced and ephemeral in the mouth - in short, wines that deliver all that Pinot Noir has to offer. Terroir,...

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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.

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