Cherry, strawberry and rhubarb notes define the aromatics of this wine and are backed by hints of cinnamon and oregano. Bright flavors of cherry, raspberry and ripe tomato are balanced by a layer of earthy mushroom.
CARTLIDGE & BROWNE VINEYARDS
2012 CARTLIDGE & BROWNE PINOT NOIR
"One of the premium purveyors of value-priced California wines (believe me, there are not many that offer high quality at low prices), Cartlidge & Browne continues to provide rewarding and surprisingly tasty drinking.
"A mild, medium-bodied North Coast Pinot Noir with a pleasant aroma of cherry and plum, the cherry carries throughout the wine’s texture and overall follow-through. A tad simple, this wine is nonetheless a tremendously great deal for California Pinot." Wine Enthusiast 89 points (2009 vintage)
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STUFFED MUSHROOMS WITH CHORIZO SAUSAGE
|Pinot Noir grapes were sourced from vineyards in Mendocino, Carneros and Russian River Valley.
|Since its first release in 1980, Cartlidge & Browne has won the hearts of consumers who appreciate premium quality wine at modest prices. Paul Moser, winemaker for the past 25 years, a Stanford grad who trained in Burgundy and the Loire Valley, finds the right balance between California fruit and European styling. A master blender, he sources from high quality vineyards throughout the state, emphasizing accurate varietal expression, balance, food-friendliness, complexity and most of all – value!
"Despite the enormous influence of California's wineries, too few specialize in premium wines at value prices. One that does is Cartlidge & Browne. Avoiding the extra oak and other types of manipulation used by some vintners, Cartlidge & Browne produces fruity, pure, and vibrant wines that reflect varietals' personalities. Even better, it offers sensational quality at bargain basement prices.”
- Robert Parker