Madson Wines, Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains
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Madson Wines, Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains - 2020

Item # 46786 750mL
$36.96/ Single Bottle
$443.52 $399.17/ Case of 12
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Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

Tasting Notes

Grown among the Redwood trees and influenced by the Monterey Bay, these cool climate Pinot Noir vines show a complexity and freshness that's palpable. The fruit was fermented whole-cluster (semi-carbonic) and then aged in neutral oak barrels for 9 months.

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Staff Pick Notes

High up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Madson Winery focuses on an organic farm approach and their impact on the local ecosystem. Leasing vineyards, instead of buying grapes, gives them a hands-on approach in farming and expresses each vineyard to its full potential. The Madson Santa Cruz Pinot Noir is a blend of vineyards ranging from 640 ft. to its highest vineyard, Ascona Vineyard, at 2500 ft. The combination of elevation and the cool Monterey Bay breezes keeps this wine fresh and bright. A beautiful purity of crunchy red fruit, cranberries, pomegranate, and red cherry makes every sip as lively as the last. Using seasoned oak, there are no dominating oak notes, while notes of fresh potting soil, eucalyptus and crushed rock instead mingle with fresh red flowers. This wine is about balance and elegance, a true Burgundian-style Pinot Noir


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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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