2005 Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Carneros Pinot Noir

$35. Beaulieu Vineyard has over 100 years of tradition in winemaking in the Napa Valley. Beaulieu farms over 1,100 acres. The winemaker is Joel Aiken. Beaulieu is best known for Cabernet, but this Pinot Noir delivers. · Fermentation is carried out in 18-ton open-top fermentors. A flamboyant California styled Pinot Noir with heady aromatics, thick fruit and oak flavors, and great rigor. Pretty good value also. Reviewed August 6, 2007

Winery: Beaulieu Vineyards
From article: IPNC: Continuing Ed in Pinot Noirvana