About This Wine
The name of this wine was inspired by composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.
In the world of music, a grace note is an ornament or embellishment to a composition that’s “not only useful, but indispensable. They connect the notes,; they give them life. They emphasize them, and illustrate the sentiments, be they sad or merry. The best melody without them may seem obscure and meaningless.”
In the world of wine, the concept can be applied to the specific grapes utilized, the type of vessels used for aging, and the length of aging prior to bottling and release. For the 2010 Gracenote Pinot Noir, winemaker Reed Renaudin selected grapes from two vineyards in the Carneros area of Sonoma County, and then aged the cuvee in a mix of French and Hungarian oak barrels.
The wine is perfectly balanced, nicely concentrated, and both floral and fruitful. In a word, it’s a wine that truly is inspired.
About Pinot Noir
Very sensitive to climate and handling in winery, this fickle grape of Burgundy yields low tannin and acidity, medium colors and lifespan. Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures typically balanced with spicy or floral tones.
- Grape Composition:100% Pinot Noir
- Grape Source:Carneros Growing Area of Southern Sonoma County
- Aromas & Flavors:Red Cherry, Red Berries, Cocoa, Coffee, Charred Wood, Toast and a Hint of Lavender
- Aging Vessels:French and Hungarian Oak Barrels (30% First Use) for 20 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2016
- Food Pairing Suggestiongrilled salmon, or a mushroom pizza.
14 recipes match for this wine.
Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir or Syrah. Get The Recipe
Green Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The Recipe
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe