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Five Rivers Winery

Owner(s) Brown-Forman
Web site www.fiveriverswinery.com
 
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A value-play Pinot Noir ($13) from the Brown-Forman lineup of wines. Grapes are sourced from select vineyards in Santa Barbara County. Widely available in supermarkets. A good daily drinker.

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Reviewed Wines

2006 Five Rivers Winery Central Coast Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 47,000 cases, $13. A value-play Pinot Noir from the Brown-Forman lineup of wines. Grapes are sourced from select vineyards in Santa Barbara County. Widely available in supermarkets. A good daily drinker. · Light in color. Confected cherry aromas. Full Pinot fruit flavors which are a bit tart. Nice spice component. 8998 North River Road, Paso Robles. Reviewed December 16, 2007 ARTICLE »

2005 Five Rivers Central Coast Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $13. The winery's name, "Five Rivers," comes from the five major rivers that define the essence of the Central Coast of California: San Benito, Salinas, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez and Sisquoc rivers. This label is a member of the Brown-Forman lineup of wines. Winemaker Steve Peck chooses grapes from several Central Coast vineyards including Bien Nacido, Premier Coast Vineyards, Laetitia and Zabala. Winemaking is traditional for Pinot Noir, with aging in 20% new French oak for one year. Clones include Pommard 4 and 5, Dijon (several), and 2A. · Aromas are sweet with Jolly Rancher cherry and floral notes leading to a bounty of dark berries, sandalwood and earth flavors. A medium-bodied wine with a soft texture and a clean finish. Great with fresh gazpacho. A very drinkable Pinot Noir that is true to the varietal. Reviewed September 5, 2006