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Dearden Wines – Sleeping Giant Pinot Noir Dearden Vineyard

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Napa County
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Red

The Facts

Origins USA - CA > Napa County > Napa Valley
Appellation Carneros - Napa
Varietal Pinot Noir
Cepage 100% Pinot Noir
Winemaking Five Pinot Noir Clones fermented separately, cold-soaked, native yeast, kept separate until blending
Aging Small French oak
Markets California, Texas

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The Character

Overall Bright & Ripe
Aromas High-toned red fruits, cedar, mocha, cinnamon
Mouthfeel Rounded & Soft
Tasting Notes Bright and ripe fruit on the bouquet including cherry, currant and cranberries with almost a candied fruit note and accompanying sweet aromatics. The wine has higher toned red fruits with hints of cedar, mocha and cinnamon stick on the bouquet. Still one can tell this is Pinot Noir – but shows a ripeness both on the bouquet and the palate. Rounded with soft texture, lingers with some darker spices and hints of cedar. Very balanced.
Pairings Enjoy with seared ahi tuna, beef carpaccio, duck

The Story

The Dearden Vineyard is located on a 12-acre parcel on Las Amigas Road in the heart of the Napa-Carneros region of Napa Valley where our winery is soon to be built. It is the coolest climate area in the Napa Valley and is the birthplace of some of the finest Chardonnays and Pinot noirs produced anywhere in the world. This vineyard was planted in 2006 and now is just beginning to channel the full flavor and aroma profile that will continue for decades. The clonal selections of Pinot noir are integral to producing a wine of depth, texture and character. These five clones were selected for their ability to craft a single vineyard wine from several distinct clones. Yields on this high quality vineyard average a meager 2 tons per acre.
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About Dearden Wines

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Chris Dearden has been crafting fine wines in Napa Valley for over 25 years. Wine has been a part of his family life since childhood, where it was served regularly at dinner as a celebration of everyday meals. The third generation Californian was born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley town of Porterville and always had an aptitude and love for agriculture and life sciences.


Brand Story

Chris Dearden has been crafting fine wines in Napa Valley for over 25 years. Wine has been a part of his family life since childhood, where it was served regularly at dinner as a celebration of everyday meals. The third generation Californian was born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley town of Porterville and always had an aptitude and love for agriculture and life sciences.

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