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3.6
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4.3

Clendenen The Pip Pinot Noir

Clendenen
$26.99
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionCentral Coast California
Alcohol Level
Country
United States
SubregionSanta Maria Valley
Drinking Window
GrapesPinot Noir
Wine Description:
Clendenen The Pip Pinot Noir is a premium wine produced by Clendenen Family Vineyards, a renowned winery in California. The grapes are sourced from the best vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley appellation, known for its cool climate and unique soil composition. The wine is made using traditional winemaking techniques, including hand sorting and aging in French oak barrels. The result is a complex and elegant Pinot Noir with notes of dark cherry, raspberry, and spice, balanced by a subtle acidity and silky tannins. The Pip is a perfect representation of the Santa Maria Valley terroir and a must-try for any Pinot Noir lover. Read more
Pros:
  • The wine exhibits an elegant character with refined flavors and aromas.
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Cons:
  • As a small-production wine, it may be harder to find compared to more widely distributed wines.
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User Rating:

3.6
Highly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.3

Wine Expert Note:

This Clendenen The Pip Pinot Noir displays a deep ruby color in the glass, offering aromas of ripe cherries, cranberries, and wild strawberries. On the palate, these flavors are complemented by notes of baking spices, dried herbs, and earth. The texture is medium-bodied, with well-integrated tannins, and a long, lingering finish. Enjoy this wine with grilled salmon, roasted vegetables, or a juicy burger. 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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