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2016 Gracenote Napa Valley Pinot Noir

2016 Gracenote Napa Valley Pinot Noir Zoom

This Napa Valley beauty offers notes of red cherry, boysenberry, red berries, tobacco and spice.

Varietal: Pinot Noir Vintage: 2016
Brand: Gracenote
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49 Ratings (3.9/5.0) Rating: 5 Buy It Again Score (82%) Rate this wine
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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.

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Tasting Notes

  • 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.

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3.9/ 5.0
Rating: 5

49 Ratings


    • Rating: 5


    6/17/2018 Rebecca C.
    • Holmen, WI
    • Rater Rank 160
    • Number of Ratings 7
    • Average 4.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5

    great with a good steak.

    6/16/2018 Robert S.
    • Providence, RI
    • Rater Rank 194
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5

    This was a humongous wine for what should be a very light bodied wine. beautiful color and excellent bouquet. Very fruit driven

    6/12/2018 Timothy B.
    • Havertown, PA
    • Rater Rank 198
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5

    This wine was exceptional! I gave it an hourso to breathe before our dinner guests arrived. We ended up drinking it before dinner, and we all raved about how delicious it was!

    6/07/2018 Jennifer F.
    • Williston, VT
    • Rater Rank 296
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 3.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5

    very good and my guest liked it as well

    6/05/2018 Carrie W.
    • Bohemia, NY
    • Rater Rank 187
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 5.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5

    Classy pinot, our favorite

    6/04/2018 Robert S.
    • Fair Oaks, CA
    • Rater Rank 173
    • Number of Ratings 7
    • Average 3.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5

    A good Pinot noir. Mellow, not much complexity.

    6/01/2018 Chris J.
    • Santa Barbara, CA
    • Rater Rank 302
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 3.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5

    Nice one, rich and suitable for weekend dinner

    5/31/2018 Hanny M.
    • Beverly Hills, CA
    • Rater Rank 468
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 2.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5

    Well defined fruit, nicely integrated tannins, and that savory garrigue note at the end. Pleasantly surprised.

    3/03/2018 Gene W.
    • Lake Oswego, OR
    • Rater Rank 866
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 4.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again


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  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Pinot Noir Sauce Try this flavorful sauce over lambprime rib, and serve with Pinot Noir, Malbec red blend... 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
    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
    Grenoble Style Salmon This recipe, which matches beautifully with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, 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
    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
    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
    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
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