$12 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt
Drew and I were immediately smitten when we tasted this wine for the first time at Carpe Vino’s world headquarters office on Court Street in Auburn. One of our most trusted and productive wine brokers just smiled, because he knew we were gonna love this juice. When he told us the price, we couldn’t believe it.
Our smiles faded quickly, however, when he told us the story behind the wine: It was made by Pietra Santa Winery, located in the Gabilan Mountains, about 25 miles east of Monterey Bay, as a private label project. The deal did not materialize as planned, so a limited amount of this fabulous pinot was available.
The very sad news is it will not be made again, so if crave more after opening your bottle, better move quickly if you hope to score any more. When this stuff is gone, there is no mas.
Winery Tasting Notes: “Easy-drinking flavor profile with forward fruit; shows flavors of wild strawberries and raspberries with a subtle earthiness. Just a hint of toasty oak. Its medium body makes it easy to pair with a variety of food, including grilled salmon, roast chicken or pasta.”
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