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2012 Gracenote Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

2012 Gracenote Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Zoom

This sublime wine offers impressions of dark cherry, strawberry, lavender, vanilla, cedar and toast.

Varietal: Pinot Noir Vintage: 2012
Brand: Gracenote
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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.

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Tasting Notes

  • 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.

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4.5/ 5.0

15 Reviews

    Gets even better after it opens up

    1/03/2014 Mary Ann
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Full bodied, smooth, subtle fruit

    1/07/2014 Keith
    • Number of Ratings 1

    I am not a pinot fan but I loved this wine. It was a little more fruit forward and went well with our eggplant pasta. My husband on the other hand is a huge pinot fan and he loved it more. We'd buy it again.

    1/15/2014 Victoria
    • Rater Rank 560
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 3.5

    This is my wife's new favorite red wine!

    1/18/2014 MikeD
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Very tasty red. Would re-order.

    2/14/2014 Sean
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Very subtle flavor with just the right amount of sweetness

    3/27/2014 Kayleen
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Loved It!

    4/02/2014 Megan
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Full bodied for a Pinot.

    4/04/2014 kimberleebob
    • Number of Ratings 1

    This is one of the best Pinot Noir's I've had in a VERY long time. A must buy.

    4/23/2014 Michele Watts
    • Rater Rank 511
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5

    Really like this one... smooth but full-bodied. will be getting more!

    4/29/2014 Sue
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Very good, if not close to excellent!

    8/16/2014 Bill Mason
    • Number of Ratings 1

    Delightful dry taste with the right hint of fruitiness. Leaves fine aftertaste. A rare wine that can be appreciated just by itself

    12/30/2014 Arnold Savery
    • Number of Ratings 1


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  • 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 Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
    Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of anything-goes-food-and-wine pairing, we're on the lookout for recipes that match well with red OR white wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
    Pinot Noir Sauce Try this flavorful sauce over lambprime rib, and serve with Pinot Noir, Malbec red blend... Get The Recipe
    Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey, ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
  • Tomato Pesto Pasta A wonderful match with Cabernet Sauvignon, this recipe helps bring out the fruitful quality of the wine. It also matches nicely with other red wines, and serves 4. Get The Recipe
    Mushroom Barley Stew A fruity red wine is the perfect match for this hearty recipe, which serves 4 to 6. MUSHROOM BARLEY STEW Ingredients - 1 T olive oil - 2 carrots, chopped... Get The Recipe
    Grenoble Style Salmon This recipe, which matches beautifully with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, makes 4 servings... Get The Recipe
    Herb Crusted Tuna Steaks This recipe is extremely versatile, matching well with most white and lighter red wines. It makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Pan Fried Lamb Chops This recipe, which makes 4 servings, features flavors that can be enjoyed with virtually any red wine. Turn it into a complete meal with a side dish jasmine rice. Get The Recipe
  • Duck Breast With Red Wine Risotto This recipe calls for a good quality red wine, and we suggest either Pinot Noir, Merlot. Whichever you choose, we also suggest serving that wine with the meal. This recipe makes 4 servings. 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
    The Perfect Potatoes With the holidays on the horizon, several ACWC members have asked us for recipes to accompany main dishes such as turkey, ham. Here's one we love - and it can even be a meal in itself, served with a glass of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir. It makes 6 to 8 servings... Get The Recipe
    Balsamic Maple Glazed Salmon Try this recipe, which makes 4 servings, with Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
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