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Senders Wines

Owner(s) Craig Senders, MD, Karen Senders
Web site www.senderswines.com
 
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A small family owned boutique winery specializing in small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir from Napa and Sonoma. The Pinot Noir grapes are sourced from the Russian River Valley and Carneros appellations. The proprietors are Craig and Karen Senders. Craig Senders, M.D. (Otolayrngology) crafts the wines at a custom crush facility in Napa and Karen Senders handles the marketing and sales.

The wines are available through the winery's online store.

Reviewed Wines

2010 Senders Las Brisas Carneros Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., 170 cases, $38. Sourced from Las Brisas Vineyard, clones 667, 777 and Swan. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish-purple hue in the glass. The nose offers appealing aromas of fresh cherries, forest floor and herb garden. Vivid black cherry and dark red berry fruits are featured with a finishing touch of spice. The tannins are nicely balanced, the texture is silky, and the black cherry really sings on the well-endowed ending. Very good (+). Reviewed June 4, 2013 ARTICLE »

2009 Senders Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., $35. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of super ripe fruit, dominated by pruney, raisiny notes. A well-crafted wine with modest concentration, supple tannins, and a very silky mouthfeel, but regrettably, the black cherry and dark berry fruit is simply too ripe for my taste. Good. Reviewed June 24, 2012 ARTICLE »

2009 Senders Reserve Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.73, TA 0.61, $45. Sourced from Old Adobe Road Vineyard in the Petaluma Gap, clones 667 (70%) and 777 (30%). Aged 11 months in 50% mew Billon French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of cherries, dark chocolate, black olive and mushroom. Tasty, middleweight flavors of cherries with hints of chocolate and sassafras and oak in the background. Soft in the mouth with some finishing presence. Good. Reviewed June 4, 2013 ARTICLE »

2007 Senders Wines Las Brisas Vineyard Reserve Carneros Pinot Noir

14.7% alc.. · Enticing aromas of ripe dark stone fruits with hints of oak toast, smoke and violets. Flavorful essence of fresh picked dark cherries and berries accented by a subtle grilled note. The tannins and acidity are more harmonious compared to the regular bottling and the silky smooth mouth feel is a come on. Veers to the edge of being over ripe, but falls short. The fruit really makes a statement. Very good. Reviewed July 15, 2010 ARTICLE »

2007 Senders Wines Las Brisas Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., $30. · Lively aromas of black cherries and raspberries grab your attention over time in the glass, backed by a vegetal green bean note. Dark red fruited including currants and roasted plums fan out nicely on the palate with a refreshing lift of acidity on the back end. Good. Reviewed July 15, 2010 ARTICLE »