Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Duckhorn Pinot Noir under $30 plus Free Shipping on Six

2005 Duckhorn Migration Pinot Noir Anderson Valley

Wine Spectator 89 Points
Duckhorn Pinot under $30!
Lowest price in the country
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Migration Pinot Noir comes from the same vineyards as the highly rated and regarded Goldeneye Pinot Noir in Anderson Valley, the sister label of Napa's Duckhorn. Migration is not that far off from the quality Goldeneye and yet it sells for $20 a bottle less.

Anderson Valley is quickly becoming known in the wine trade for producing some of the best cool climate Pinot Noir in all of California. To us, "cool climate Pinot Noir" means that the wine will have good clean fruit, nice acidity, and lower alcohol. And perhaps most importantly, well-made cool climate Pinot makes for a great food Pinot.

This wine was chosen for our April Wine Club, which is focused on "Green" wines in celebration of Earth Day. Pick up a bottle before April 22nd and give a nod to a sustainable winery that will keep our vineyards healthy for generations of winelovers to come!

Wine Club Review:

If you're going to create an entire winery based around one species of wildlife, then it's only fair to say you've got to be wildlife supporters in the long haul. The folks at Duckhorn (who create varietal wines under the Duckhorn, Paraduxx, Goldeneye, and Migration labels), have just such a commitment through their sustainable winemaking practices and Napa Green Certification (a program that ensures that the soil, wildlife, and water are conserved on and around their vineyard properties.) Migration Pinot Noir is the sister label of Goldeneye, and is produced entirely of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. Choosing from a veritable palate of 22 clonal varieties in 23 separate vineyard blocks, winemaker Zach Rasmuson crafted a wine in the 2005 vintage that carries a nose of earth and cherry, a palate full of delicious cherry fruit, and a silky finish with notes of forest floor. Drinks beautifully now, and should continue to do so through 2010/2011.

Wine Spectator 89 points
Rich and savory, with a cherry cola-sassafras aroma that spills over to the palate, giving it a distinctive flavor profile. Finishes with a long, complex, fruity aftertaste, with a hint of mineral. 89 points



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