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REVIEWS

The Reserva Pinot Noir from Esterlina is superb wine, and the extra few years on the 2011 have only helped bring out the nuance and elegance of this estate grown fruit.  Umami and cola show on the ripe and complex nose, with red cherry and plum compote supporting.  A berry medley develops on the palate, blending with soft tannin and a delicate but steady acidity that lasts through the lengthy finish.  A great wine that deserves a leading role at your dinner table.  Enjoy now through 2019. - DZ Sept 2016

WHY WE'RE DRINKING IT
  • VARIETAL
    Pinot Noir
  • ALCOHOL
    14.00%
  • SIZE
    750ml

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We are inspired by two famous quotes: “All Excellent Things are as Difficult as they are Rare,” from Baruch, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s, “Suddenly, As Rare Things Will, It Vanished.” We have a rare treat for you which has nearly vanished, The 2011 Esterlina Estate Pinot Noir Reserve, Cole Valley.

Good things often come in small packages, and such is the case with the 2011 Esterlina Estate Pinot Noir Reserve. It is harvested from the smallest AVA in North America, Cole Ranch, and Esterlina owns the only vineyard in the entire Cole Ranch appellation. Despite its small size of just 150 acres, award-winning Esterlina Vineyards cultivates its premium grapes of Cole Ranch; highly regarded for its earthy Pinots. Early-ripening varietals, like Pinot Noir, thrive in Anderson Valley, in Northern California’s cool-climate Mendocino county, and we think that the 2011 Esterlina Estate Pinot Noir Reserve, Cole Ranch, exhibits exceptional delicacy and elegance granted by the appellation’s climate.

This earthy Pinot Noir exhibits fruit character with a particular grace and elegance along with intense aromatic expression, attributable to a long, cool growing season home to Cole Ranch in Anderson Valley. This Pinot exemplifies the grape’s elusive charm with with brilliant flavors of ripe, tart cranberries, cherries and cola with an alluring edge of leather and mushrooms with bright acidity.

An excellent wine which won’t last long, we don’t want you to let this treasure slip through your fingers since, at an average retail price of $70, invino is very proud to be able to offer the 2011 Esterlina Estate Pinot Noir Reserve to you at an amazing price of $24.99. To ensure you keep some for future special occasions, we’re offering FREE shipping on four or more bottles.

TASTING NOTES 

Initial aromas of maple candy, baked cherry and smoked meats precede savory notes, bay laurel and black licorice. The mouth is focused and elegant with touches of huckleberry crumble, cola and spice. The finish is persistent and bright.

THE STORY TO KNOW

Esterlina Vineyards is a family-owned, California winery.

We produce a variety of exceptional fine wines in limited quantities from grapes grown primarily in our family's own vineyards. We produce wines from our vineyards in three different appellations. In fact, Esterlina owns the only vineyard in the Cole Ranch Appellation, which is America's smallest American Viticultural Area (AVA).

Esterlina wines are handcrafted -- there is no assembly line manufacturing case after case. Our family grows the grapes, makes the wine, and bottles each varietal we offer.
While the wine conglomerates offer similar varietals, few wineries make their wines the way we do: bottle by bottle. From our world-class, award-winning Pinot Noirs, to our sought after Cabernet Sauvignon, wine enthusiasts love Esterlina wines. Our family's wines have been served at the White House on several occasions, and we hope you'll serve them at your house on special occasions - or any occasion. Come see us and enjoy a great wine tasting experience with stunning views of the Dry Creek Valley.

PERFECT PAIRINGS

Enjoy the rustic elegance of this wine now or cellar. We recommend pairing it with wild fowl or lamb.