Bouchaine 2006 Estate Pinot Noir Nappa Valley- 3 Pack

Bouchaine 2006 Estate Pinot Noir Napa Valley- 3 Pack
$59.99 + $7.00 shipping
Condition: Red
Product: 3 Bouchaine 2006 Estate Pinot Noir
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nappa?

Got the rare double. Sold out the Andrew Murray and now first sucker.

What is the drinking window for these wines?

Z

This one is tempting, and it looks like the winemaker is a fellow Texan according to this article:

[link]http://www.examiner.com/x-5111-Detroit-Wine-Examiner~y2010m4d16-Bouchaines-Mike-Richmond-Fortunately-Texas-couldnt-hold-em[/link]

How is this wine for entertaining?

It’s terrible at telling jokes and don’t even get me started on Charades.

Indeed !

How many cases of these are produced? For some reason, I tend think that there is a negative correlation between the number of cases produced and the quality of the wine.

Sucker for Pinot…just hope shipping doesn’t cook it. It was over 100 today.

Was so hot, I felt like I need to quench my thirst with wine.

Where exactly is Nappa in relation to Carnerors?

They are both in Callifornia and part of the broader Norrth Coasst appellation . . . .

Looks like these are the Estate Pinot, not the Carneros appellation Pinot. Estate Pinot are set to retail at $45, while CT has $33 as the average price.

The Carneros Pinot (non-estate) retails for $30, in theory, though can be found for less. You can bet someone will pop in here and make the (incorrect) price comparison using this cheaper wine.

Found their tech sheet, here’s the info:

Winemaker: Michael Richmond
Alcohol: 14.5%
CA SRP: $45
pH: 3.72
Release Date: July-August 2008
TA: 5.5 g/L
Cases Made: 2,100
RS: 0.4 g/L
Appellation: Napa Valley-Carneros

Vineyard Statistics:
This wine is a blend of our most complex and multi-faceted lots from our estate-grown vineyards on the Napa Valley side of Carneros. Our vineyard is geographically composed of both shallow clay loam and well-drained cobbly soils, both of which are ideal for growing Pinot Noir. Clones include Dijon (115, 667, and 777), Pommard, and Swan. Also included are grapes from atop our twin hillside vineyards (known as the Garetto Hills) that were replanted in 2004. It represents what we find most intriguing in Pinot Noirs: power balanced with perfume, elegance balanced with exuberance.

Maturation:
Barrel aged 11 to 12 months in 40% new oak barrels from Trust Cooperage, mostly French. Completed malolactic fermentation.

Mighty close to Sonomma I bet…

napping…

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I think bullet point 5 should not exist. It’s a continuation of point 4.

It’s nice to know the clones. 777 is one of my favorites.