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Alpen Cellars

Owner(s) Keith Groves, Mark Groves
Web site www.alpencellars.com
 
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Located in a small valley beneath the rugged Trinity Alps of Trinity County in Northern California. The climate here features warm summer days with cool mountain nights and is an ideal microclimate for early maturing vinifera grapes such as Riesling, Gewüztraminer, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the four varieties to which the ranch vineyard is planted. This is a small family operation established in 1984. The winery is open for tours, tasting and retail sales - check the website for hours and directions.

Reviewed Wines

2006 Alpen Cellars Trinity County Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $16. Alpen Cellars is located in a small valley beneath the Trinity Alps of northern California. The climate features warm summer days with cool mountain nights. Keith Groves is the winemaker. · A medium-bodied Pinot Noir with interesting scents of confected cherries, cedar, wildflowers and herbs. Primarily red fruits on the palate, especially strawberry, with subtle woodsy and earthy accents. A bit tart with a short, dry finish. This wine will appeal to those looking for an off-road and different Pinot Noir drinking experience. Reviewed October 1, 2008 ARTICLE »