VOLUME 10, ISSUE 25
February 5, 2016
A line of value-priced wines designated by numbers. Pinot Noir, for example, is 667 and sourced from Monterey, California. Noble vines owns vineyards in Lodi and Monterey. Part of the DFV Wines company.
Wines are distributed nationally.
Articles About Noble Vines
2013 [Noble Vines] 446 San Bernabe Vineyard Monterey Chardonnay
14.5% alc., $12. Part of the Delicato Family Vineyards portfolio. A single vineyard wine at this price point is a rarity. The grapes are Martini clone 4 and are planted in block 46 of the vineyard = “446.” 50% malolactic fermentation. · Light golden yellow color in the glass. Slightly creamy on the palate, this wine has bright flavors of apple, pear, melon and vanilla cream, and aims to please with an uplifting spring in its step. Among the oceans of Chardonnay in the marketplace, this wine stands out at its price point (I have seen it marked down to $9.99). Widely distributed. Score: 89. Reviewed September 18, 2015 ARTICLE »
2013 Noble Vines 446 San Bernabe Monterey Chardonnay
14.5% alc., $12. Clone 4, Block 46. Very light platinum color in the glass. · Welcoming aromas of cut apple, slate and subtle smoky oak. Soft in the mouth with impressive harmony, offering demure but pleasing flavors of apple, pear, melon and vanilla cream. Equal to many Chardonnays offered at two to three times the price. Score: 88. Reviewed June 14, 2015 ARTICLE »
2013 2013 [Noble Vines] 667 Monterey Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., $13.99. Dijon clones. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is replete of fruit, offering scents of earth, mushroom and organic flora. Light to mid weight flavors of black cherry and black tea have an earthy underpinning. Forward drinking, with very modest tannins and a short finish. Score: 86. Reviewed February 5, 2016 ARTICLE »
2012 Noble Vines 667 Monterey Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., $9.99. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Classy aromas of dark cherries and dark red berries lead to a mid weight palate of flavors that echo the nose. Nicely balanced and very forward, with complimentary hints of spice and oak. A gentle wine that aims to please. Score: 86. Reviewed December 19, 2013 ARTICLE »
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