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Casa Carneros

Casa Carneros In 1989, Melissa Moravec and her husband, Kurt Reaume, planted a seven-acre vineyard at their home in Napa Valley's half of the Carneros wine-growing region close to the San Francisco Bay. Because of the ideal climate for traditional Burgundian grapes, they planted eight different selections, or clones, of Pinot Noir. Casa Carneros, both the vineyard and the wine, reflect the beauty of the region, and the care and passion Melissa and Kurt have for wine.


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1159 Bayview Avenue, Napa, CA, US, 94559 Email:
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Fax: 707-257-2788
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  Casa Carneros Merlot -
Cool air off the San Pablo Bay gives the hillside vineyards of Carneros a long, moderate growing season, allowing the grapes to develop slowly and making for rich, focused wines. Casa Carneros has treated their Merlot gently and given it some extra oak-aging to round out the wine and smooth the tannins. The 2001 shows lots of fruit - black cherry, plum, blackberry - filled out by touches of earth, smoke, and vanilla.
  Silver Spur Pinot Noir -
Long before Sideways, the Carneros region, which overlaps Sonoma and Napa just north of the San Francisco Bay, had built up a reputation for great Pinot Noir. The fog that San Fran is known for helps cool the grapes, giving them the long, moderate growing season that Pinot Noir likes. The Silver Spur Pinot Noir puts all that to good use: its aromas of cherry and strawberry darken on the palate into raspberry and plum, all balanced by touches of clove and vanilla.


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