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90+ Cellars

90+ Cellars
2015 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Fish Pasta Pork

Category: Pinot Noir

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: .3%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$17.99
Best Buy

90+ Cellars
2015 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Fish Pasta Pork

Category: Pinot Noir

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: .3%
Dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of melted chocolate toffee, roasted nuts, and dried berries with a silky, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long marinated beets, vanilla nut brittle, delicate spiced apple and tangerine, and cedar finish with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and moderate oak. A fruity, stylish pinot noir pleaser with ripe, savory fruit and spicy oak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: melted chocolate toffee, roasted nuts, and dried berries
Taste Flavor: marinated beets, vanilla nut brittle, delicate spiced apple and tangerine, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Cuban Sandwich, Grilled Tuna, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity, stylish pinot noir pleaser with ripe, savory fruit and spicy oak.

The Producer

90+ Cellars - Latitude Beverage Co.

The Producer
20 Guest Street, Suite 105
Brighton, MA 02135
USA
1 857-576-6035

Their Portfolio

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91 90+ Cellars 2015 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 14.2% (USA) $17.99.
90 90+ Cellars 2014 French Fusion Red, Languedoc AOP 13% (France) $11.99.
89 90+ Cellars 2015 French Fusion White, Languedoc AOP 13.5% (France) $11.99.
90 90+ Cellars 2015 Lot 94 Collector Series, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley 14.2% (USA) $24.99.
87 90+ Cellars 2016 Lot 134, Italy 5.5% (Italy) $11.99.
80 90+ Cellars NV Lot 49 Vino Spumante Rose, Italy 12% (Italy) $11.99.
87 90+ Cellars 2012 Lot 128 Gran Vino, Navarra 14.5% (Spain) $11.99.
89 90+ Cellars 2015 Lot 64, Sauvignon Blanc, Lake County 14.1% (USA) $11.99.
91 90+ Cellars 2013 Lot 26 Collector Series, Barolo 14% (Italy) $34.99.
89 90+ Cellars 2015 Lot 60 Reserve Series, Langhe Rosso 14% (Italy) $15.99.
92 90+ Cellars 2015 Lot 27 Reserve Series, Barbera d’Alba Superiore 14.5% (Italy) $16.99.
91 90+ Cellars 2016 Lot 122, Chardonnay, Mendocino 14.2% (USA) $11.99.
86 90+ Cellars NV Lot 50, Prosecco 11% (Italy) $11.99.
83 90+ Cellars NV Lot 49 Sparkling Rosé, Italy 12% (Italy) $11.99.
89 90+ Cellars 2016 Lot 134, Moscato d’Asti DOCG 6.5% (Italy) $11.99.
91 90+ Cellars 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 12.5% (New Zealand) $11.99.
89 90+ Cellars 2016 Collectors Series, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $27.99.
93 90+ Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Hills 14.5% (USA) $13.99.
88 90+ Cellars 2016 Merlot, Mendocino 13.9% (USA) $13.99.
92 90+ Cellars 2016 Reserve Series, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 14.5% (USA) $22.99.
93 90+ Cellars 2016 Old Vine, Malbec, Luján de Cuyo 14.2% (Argentina) $11.99.
84 90+ Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza 13.5% (Argentina) $11.99.
83 90+ Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenere, Maipo Valley 13.5% (Chile) $11.99.
89 90+ Cellars 2014 Riserva, Sangiovese, Chianti DOCG 13% (Italy) $11.99.
88 90+ Cellars 2014 Grand Vino Red Blend, Navarra 14.5% (Spain) $11.99.
90 90+ Cellars 2016 Red, Languedoc AOP 13.5% (France) $11.99.
89 90+ Cellars NV Prosecco DOC 11% (Italy) $14.99.
87 90+ Cellars 2016 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 14.6% (USA) $17.99.
92 90+ Cellars 2017 Reserve, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 14.2% (USA) $15.99.
85 90+ Cellars 2017 Chardonnay, Mendocino 14.2% (USA) $11.99.
83 90+ Cellars 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, France 12.5% (France) $11.99.
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87 Iron Side 2016 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Monterey 14.3% (USA) $24.99.

Pinot Noir

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Serve in a Burgundy Wine Glass
Pinot Noir is one of the world’s most fascinating red varieties. While many red grapes produces wines of power and youthful intensity, a wine made from Pinot Noir is often more refined with higher acidity and lower levels of tannins. The spiritual home for Pinot Noir is Burgundy, where it is produced in many styles, from very light to examples that can age for two to three decades.

Pinot Noirs tend to have aromas and flavors red cherry fruit, while some offer notes of wild strawberry, plum or even floral notes such as carnation and red roses. As tannins in Pinot Noir are not as pronounced as in a grape such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Nebbiolo, most Pinot Noirs can be enjoyed upon release, which is usually two to three years after the vintage.

Burgundy works extremely well for Pinot Noir, as it is a cool climate; a warm or hot climate would not bring out the perfumes of the variety. Thus growers in several countries have planted Pinot Noir in their coolest regions, looking to emulate Burgundy. These include the Willamette Valley in Oregon; Russian River Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands and Sta. Rita Hills in California (among others); Central Otago in New Zealand; Casablanca and San Antonio Valleys in Chile and the Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Baden in Germany (where the grape is known as Spatburgunder). The concept of terroir – a wine is the producet of its specific environment – is most often associated with Pinot Noir.

Pinot Noirs tend to pair well with poultry (duck a l’orange is a classic match), game birds and even certain types of seafoods (as tannins are low), such as salmon, tuna and halibut.