About This Wine
We quote Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)...
A grace note is an ornament or embellishment to a musical composition that “is 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.”
The family behind this wine decided to honor their beloved friend, Grace, with the Gracenote label. Her short time on earth, love of music and admirable approach to life inspires each of them daily, and this label helps keep her memory alive with each new harvest.
The 2016 harvest in California’s famed Napa Valley gave Gracenote’s winemaker some special grapes with which to work. The resulting wine is ruby red in hue, soft and savory in the mouth, and has a smooth finish with a kiss of sweetness. It’s a special wine, honoring the life of a special lady.
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:Select Vineyards in California’s Napa Valley
- Aromas & Flavors:Red Cherry, Boysenberry, Red Berries, Tobacco, Spice and Savory
- When to Drink:Now Through 2022
- Food Pairing Suggestion:a bacon-wrapped, oven-roasted pork tenderloin with rosemary.
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 RecipePork 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