About This Wine
We love the story behind the Gracenote label.
Created by Ubben Vineyards and featuring the winemaking talents of Reed Renaudin, it honors the memory of a beloved friend named Grace, whose approach to life and love of music was transpiring and transforming for anyone privileged to have known her.
In the world of music — her world — a grace note is an ornament or embellishment to a musical composition that, in the words of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788), “are 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.”
It’s easy to see the connection to wine, as the best wines — such as the 2012 Gracenote Pinot Noir — are “connections” of various aromas and flavors, working together to create a seamless and sublime whole. This is a wine... with Grace.
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:Russian River Valley California’s North Coast
- Aromas & Flavors:Dark Cherry, Strawberry, Lavender, Vanilla, Cedar and a Hint of Toast
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2016
- Food Pairing Suggestiona salmon fillet, or prime rib.
14 recipes match for this wine.
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
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 NoirSyrah. Get The Recipe