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2013 Au Contraire Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
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$22.46 btl/mixed case*
The French expression "Au Contraire" was a favorite of Palm Bay's founder, David S. Taub, who was one of a kind. David would often use this saying to motivate colleagues, friends and family to seek out creative solutions and always strive for the best. Palm Bay dedicated this beautiful expression of California Pinot Noir to David.
The Dutton family's history in Sonoma County farming goes back to 1881, and it was only in the 1980s that they sold their fruit stand in Santa Rosa and turned their attention from apple and prune farming to wine grapes. Today the Duttons farm over 1,100 acres, of which they own 860, mostly in the Green Valley AVA within Russian River Valley.
The bouquet of this wine is quite fragrant with raspberry and plum with a soft earthy, mushroom tone accented by vanilla notes from the French oak barrel aging. In the mouth it's broad and lush with roundness and purity of fruit.
$40.46 btl/mixed case*
* Purchase 12 bottles or more and receive a 10% discount.
Oak Treatment/Stainless Steel:
French Oak; 45% new
Russian River Valley
Total Varietal Composition in %:
100% Pinot Noir
750 ML BOTTLE
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