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School House Vineyard Pinot Noir
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This School House Vineyard Pinot Noir is the perfect blend of bold and subtle flavors! Its deep ruby red color, warm aromas of cherries, cranberries and a hint of spice, and its velvety smooth taste make it an unforgettable experience. It's perfect for any occasion - from casual dinners to special occasions. With its amazing complexity and intense flavor, it's no wonder why this wine is so popular!
A Little Trivia
School House Vineyard is owned and operated by a former elementary school principal! The vineyard offers educational tours for visitors to explore the various facets of winemaking, from grape growing to fermentation. It's an ideal spot for budding enologists to learn more about the art and science of wine.
History of This Wine
School House Vineyard Pinot Noir was first planted in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California in 1999. The vineyard is owned and operated by the School House family, who have been farming in the area since the late 1800s.
The vineyard is located on a south-facing slope at an elevation of 500 feet and consists of two distinct blocks: one planted to Dijon clones 115 and 777, and the other to Pommard clone 4. The soil is composed of sandy loam with some clay content.
The first vintage of School House Vineyard Pinot Noir was released in 2004. Since then, it has become a highly sought-after wine with several notable vintages including 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
In 2013, School House Vineyard was awarded a Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for its 2012 vintage. This recognition further cemented its reputation as one of the top producers of Pinot Noir in Sonoma County.
What To Serve With This Wine?
School House Vineyard Pinot Noir pairs well with a variety of dishes, from light and delicate fish such as seared salmon or grilled trout to earthy mushroom-based dishes like risotto. It also goes well with pork and poultry dishes, especially those with herbaceous flavors or a hint of sweetness. For cheese pairings, try creamy brie, nutty gruyere, or aged cheddar. To complete the meal, serve roasted vegetables (such as Brussels sprouts or potatoes) and crusty bread.