Cooper's Hawk Lux Pinot Noir Wine
IN THE BOTTLE
We source our Lux Pinot Noir from three regions in California's Central Coast: the Santa Lucia Highlands, Arroyo Grande, and the Edna Valley. All are close to the ocean, allowing the grapes to ripen in the warm sun while being cooled by the sea breezes, preserving the inherent freshness of the grapes.
CLASSIC FLAVOR PROFILES OF VARIETAL
This is a classic expression of Pinot Noir from California. Aromas of red cherries, red plum, black tea, and earthy mushrooms dominate. On the finish, there are elegant notes of baking spice and vanilla, which come from aging in premium French oak barrels. This barrel usage, along with the high-quality grapes, elevates the wine to our Lux lineup.
Pinot Noir is a delicate variety that can be finicky. It is a true Goldilocks: it cannot be too hot or too cold, it cannot have too much sun or too little sun, etc. But if it is so finicky, why do winemakers love it? Because, almost better than any other grape, it showcases "terroir," the French term that is best defined as the flavor of a place. Two vineyards that are side by side, growing the same grape, will not taste the same. Whether it is the difference in terrain, the underlying soils, or any other of a myriad of factors, it is one of the mysteries that made medieval monks in Burgundy so obsessed with this grape.
During much of the 1300s, the center of the Catholic Church was not in Rome, but in Avignon, France, a town at the mouth of the Rhône River. In the 1370s, Pope Urban V wanted to move the church back to Rome, but some influential church members objected. The reason? They thought life would be unbearable without Pinot Noir from Burgundy!
DID YOU KNOW?
Cooper's Hawk Lux Pinot Noir scored 99 points out of a possible 100 at the International Wine Critics Challenge in San Diego, California. That’s why the label has the gold medallion on it. We call it our Practically Perfect Pinot Noir!
IF YOU LIKE THIS WINE, TRY:
Pinot Noir, Barbera, any light-bodied Red Wine of the Month
Standard Bottle 750 ml
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