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Wedell Pinot Noir Edna Valley Hillside Vineyard 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

PORTHOS INSIDER SCOOP: We call this wine the "insiders MARCASSIN" because it�s hand crafted in microscopic proportions and insanely tasty. Boutique production is too small for the winery to bother submit to Parker or Spectator for any ratings but we say "Classic" 96 points. THE WINE INSIDERS TASTING NOTES (June, 2008): �The deep color and intense galaxy of semi-sweet chocolate, blackberry, cherry and raspberry flavors are only a hint of what an extraordinary wine these oh-so-cultish producers have created. The richness and complexity are reminiscent of a truly exceptional Burgundy but the fruit is 100% full throttle California. This wine will shine tonight after decanting for an hour but will continue to age gracefully for 5 � 7 years if you�re patient enough to wait! 96 points�

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Wedell Cellars:
The Wedell Cellars dream began in the late 1970's when Maurice Wedell began working with a well known French Restauranteur in Los Angeles. During the next ten years with the restauranteur's guidance, Maurice developed a passion for wine. This passion led Maurice in 1988 to move along with his wife Susan, and their newborn son Justin, to the Central Coast of California, an area that produces ... Read more
The Wedell Cellars dream began in the late 1970's when Maurice Wedell began working with a well known French Restauranteur in Los Angeles. During the next ten years with the restauranteur's guidance, Maurice developed a passion for wine. This passion led Maurice in 1988 to move along with his wife Susan, and their newborn son Justin, to the Central Coast of California, an area that produces some highly acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Immediately, the Wedell's planted a small experimental vineyard of Chardonnay in what became the first step in realizing their dream of creating a wine styled after the great Burgundies of France. Knowing that they would need expert guidance in their quest to create such a wine they sought out John Alban of Alban Vineyards to assist in the management of the vineyard and to make their wine. The first vintage in1994 consisted of one barrel of wine, twenty-eight cases of Chardonnay were produced from their own grapes and from grapes purchased from John Alban. Encouraged by the results in 1994, Maurice and Susan decided to expand production gradually over the next few years by purchasing grapes from selected vineyards in Edna Valley while planting and maturing their own vineyard capable of producing enough grapes for their wine. Read less

External Reviews for Wedell Pinot Noir Edna Valley Hillside Vineyard

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe deep color and intense bouquet of blackberry, cherry and raspberry are only a hint of what an extraordinary wine we have created. The richness and complexity are reminiscent of a truly exceptional pinot noir. We feel that while our Hillside Vineyard Pinot Noir is enjoyable now it has the proper balance to benefit and improve with more bottle age for years to come.



PORTHOS INSIDER SCOOP: We call this wine the "insiders MARCASSIN" because it�s hand crafted in microscopic proportions and insanely tasty. Boutique production is too small for the winery to bother submit to Parker or Spectator for any ratings but we say "Classic" 96 points. THE WINE INSIDERS TASTING NOTES (June, 2008): �The deep color and intense galaxy of semi-sweet chocolate, blackberry, cherry and raspberry flavors are only a hint of what an extraordinary wine these oh-so-cultish producers have created. The richness and complexity are reminiscent of a truly exceptional Burgundy but the fruit is 100% full throttle California. This wine will shine tonight after decanting for an hour but will continue to age gracefully for 5 � 7 years if you�re patient enough to wait! 96 points�

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