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Dutch Henry Winery 2009 Pinot Noir

Dutch Henry Winery

2009 Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, CA


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Tasting Notes:

This elegant Pinot Noir brings to mind the famous quote by Clifton Fadiman, “wine is poetry in a bottle.” Not only is this wine unique because of the high altitude of the vineyards at an elevation of 2500 feet, but because of its incredibly silky expression of fruit. Due to the steep terrain of this AVA (American Viticulture Area), all the grapes are hand-harvested, ensuring the greatest care from the very beginning of the wine’s creation.

A light brick red in color with deeper opacity towards the center, this Pinot has aromas and flavors of bright red fruit such as raspberry and strawberry. This is balanced by notes of cola, clove, vanilla, violets and clarified by a hint of minerality. Moderate in body and tannin with a long, silky finish that lingers on the palate, this memorable wine leaves a lasting impression not soon to be forgotten.

  • Grapes
    100% Pinot Noir
  • Region
    Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    644 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Drink now through 2014
Scott Chafen
About the Winemaker:
Winemaker Scott Chafen began in the wine business at a young age driving his father’s tractor in the family vineyards. This led to a position as a cellar rat, which is where his passion for wine bloomed. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a double minor in Comparative Literature and Studio Art, Scott left for Europe. For one year he worked in France before returning to his roots in California. With his wanderlust somewhat satiated, Scott was ready to take the reigns when Dutch Henry opened in 1992. In this family run winery Scott has held a wide variety of positions that range from delivery man to winemaker. However, he prefers the title wine “grower” instead of wine “maker” as this reflects his philosophy that great wines are made in the vineyard, not in the cellar.
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Food Pairing Suggestions:
This elegant wine is perfect for Thanksgiving Day meals as it pairs well with any form of poultry, but goes especially well with turkey or duck. Pasta dishes, vegetarian items and creamy cheeses are also perfect matches. Try our recipe that is is perfect either for Thanksgiving Day or as a fun way to use leftover turkey!
About the Winery
Dutch Henry Winery The Chafen family puts as much effort into being environmentally responsible as they do into their fabulously well-made wines. As a certified organic farm, Dutch Henry is doing its part to reduce their carbon footprint by installing solar panels and working with the land and terrain available. Learn more