VOLUME 9, ISSUE 49
October 20, 2014
Fleur De California
Value-priced Carneros Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and Petite Sirah from the North Coast. Based in Napa and founded by pioneering California winemaker Francis Mahoney and his spouse Kathleen.
Widely distributed and available for tasting and purchase at Taste at Oxbow in Napa.
Articles About Fleur De California
2009 Fleur de California Carneros Pinot Noir
13.8% alc.,pH 3.65, 6,700 cases, $17. Aged 9 months in neutral French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Welcoming fruity aromas of black cherries and dark red berry jam echoed on the palate. Toasty oak adds interest in the background, supple tannins soften the wine, and bright acidity clings to the finish which shows some aromatic fruit persistence. One of the few under $20 California Pinot Noirs that is worth drinking. Good. Reviewed January 27, 2011 ARTICLE »
2008 Fleur de California Central Coast Pinot Noir
13.5% alc., pH 3.67, 2,300 cases, $15. · Aged 9 months in neutral French oak. Moderately light in color. Shy but pleasant aromas of strawberries and raspberries. Light and smooth in the mouth, with some pretty red berry fruit that tails off quickly over time in the glass. Minimal tannins and easy drink-ability. Decent. Reviewed January 27, 2011 ARTICLE »
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