2002 Valley of the Moon
Sonoma County Pinot Noir

Wine Description
INTENSE AROMA OF BLACK CHERRIES AND RICH BODY FOLLOWED BY HINTS OF PEARS AND FRENCH OAK.

Winemaker Notes

This 2001 vintage release of Valley of the Moon Pinot Noir shows the distinctive Black Cherry aroma that is indicative of the Carneros appellation. This character is balanced by a small amount of fruit from Sonoma County's Russian River Valley appellation that adds intense varietal aroma of strawberries and spice. This complex wine is then aged in French oak for eleven months to add the aroma of vanilla and mellow the wines' rich body. The fruit flavors are carried into the taste of the wine, exhibiting a fine mouthfeel and supple tannins followed by a crisp finish.

Food Recommendations
This wine is an excellent accompaniment to salmon as well as pork and chicken.



COMPOSITION: 100% Pinot Noir

APPELLATION: 93% Carneros, 7% Russian River

AGING: Eleven months in French oak

ACID/PH: 5.84g/L / 3.86pH

ALCOHOL: 14.5%

PRODUCTION: 2,965 cases

BOTTLED: August 2002

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