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2016 Gracenote Edna Valley Pinot Noir

2016 Gracenote Edna Valley Pinot Noir Zoom

This wine offers impressions of bright red berries, blueberry, coconut, toast and caramel.

Varietal: Pinot Noir Vintage: 2016
Brand: Gracenote
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52 Ratings (3.7/5.0) Rating: 4.5 Buy It Again Score (88%) Rate this wine
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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.

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Tasting Notes

  • 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.

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3.7/ 5.0
Rating: 4.5

52 Ratings


    • Rating: 4.5

    Lovely, flavorful red. Not too sweet and just the right amount bitter.

    11/07/2017 Erin D.
    • Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    • Rater Rank 750
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 3.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4.5

    I have purchased this wine before and have always liked it but this bottle was bitter. Not sure if I would buy again.

    10/30/2017 Jean C.
    • Valrico, FL
    • Rater Rank 69
    • Number of Ratings 17
    • Average 3.4
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4.5

    Very nice with steak.

    9/27/2017 Roxanne P.
    • New Rochelle, NY
    • Rater Rank 321
    • Number of Ratings 5
    • Average 3.7
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4.5

    Extremely smooth, tastes great and smells great. This is the first red blend that I can recall ever liking so much. Even my guests raved about it. It is not at all dry and has no after taste, it has just the right amount of fruity taste. I could drink Gracenote all night long. Thank You for this selection.

    9/08/2017 Jennifer L.
    • Bixby, OK
    • Rater Rank 1,278
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4.5

    very smooth, but not too light

    8/24/2017 Anderson D.
    • Broadlands, VA
    • Rater Rank 1,209
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 3.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4.5

    Pleaseant and easy, not dry, slightly bitter but not overpowering, has a slight fruit taste that is pleasant and somewhat teasing with no after taste. Brings on a chilled, smooth buzz. I am happy with this wine and would surely buy it again.

    8/14/2017 Jorge B.
    • Bixby, OK
    • Rater Rank 658
    • Number of Ratings 5
    • Average 2.7
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4.5

    This is by far my favorite pinot noir. I have been trying them all summer. When I opened this one to try, I was just going to have one glass, but it was so smooth I ended up finishing the bottle in one night

    7/23/2017 Nicole E.
    • Greenfield, CA
    • Rater Rank 1,351
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again


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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
    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
  • 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
    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
    Pinot Noir Sauce Try this flavorful sauce over lambprime rib, and serve with Pinot Noir, Malbec red blend... 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
    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
  • Balsamic Maple Glazed Salmon Try this recipe, which makes 4 servings, with Pinot Noir, Syrah. 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
    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
    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
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