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3.8
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4.0

Shannon Ridge Clay Shannon Long Valley Ranch Pinot Noir

Clay Shannon
$17.99
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionNorth Coast California
Alcohol Level
Country
United States
SubregionLake County
Drinking Window
GrapesPinot Noir
Wine Description:
Shannon Ridge Clay Shannon Long Valley Ranch Pinot Noir is a standout wine that showcases the best of the Lake County appellation in California. This Pinot Noir is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, resulting in an elegant, well-balanced wine. The vineyard's unique features, such as its cool climate and well-drained soils, contribute to the wine's exceptional quality. The winemaking process involves carefully selecting the finest grapes and employing traditional techniques to ensure the wine's true expression. The style of this Pinot Noir is characterized by its vibrant red fruit flavors, silky tannins, and a lingering finish, making it a delightful choice for wine enthusiasts seeking a refined and memorable experience. Read more
Pros:
  • Notes of red berries, cherries, and hints of spice
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  • Limited availability
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User Rating:

3.8
Highly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.0

Wine Expert Note:

Shannon Ridge Clay Shannon Long Valley Ranch Pinot Noir is an exceptional wine that showcases the best qualities of the Pinot Noir grape variety. With its origins in the Lake County appellation, this wine offers a unique expression of the terroir. On the nose, this Pinot Noir displays enticing aromas of ripe red berries, such as cherry and raspberry, accompanied by subtle notes of black tea. These delicate scents are complemented by hints of spice and a touch of oak, adding depth to the bouquet. On the palate, the flavors of red fruit continue to shine, accompanied by an elegant and refined texture boasting a medium body and silky tannins. There is a lovely balance between the fruitiness and the wine's acidity, providing a refreshing and vibrant character. The finish is long and lingering, leaving a lasting impression of the wine's finesse and sophistication. Overall, the Shannon Ridge Clay Shannon Long Valley Ranch Pinot Noir is a superb example of a well-crafted Pinot Noir, offering a harmonious blend of fruit, earthiness, and elegance. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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