About This Wine
Every wine Reed Renaudin makes is like a beautiful song.
Grace notes are ornaments or embellishments 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… The best melody without them may seem obscure and meaningless.”
With that in mind, Renaudin “connects” aromas and flavors of distinctive varieties and regions — in this case, Pinot Noir from the Edna Valley area of California’s Central Coast. Edna Valley’s western entrance is just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, providing for a long and cool growing season that’s ideal for growing Pinot Noir grapes.
Renaudin has been making wine professionally since 1996, and uses that experience to craft a juicy, fruit-sweet, forward style of Pinot Noir from Edna Valley’s grapes. It’s a delicious wine that strikes all the right chords.
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:Edna Valley Region of California’s Central Coast
- Aromas & Flavors:Bright Red Berries, Blueberry, Coconut, Toast and Caramel
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2022
- Food Pairing Suggestion:Santa Maria-style tri-tip, or grilled salmon.
14 recipes match for this wine.
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 RecipeGreen 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
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