Former Founder Of Wine.com Releases New Ultra-Premium Pinot Noir at The Aspen Food & Wine Magazine Classic

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From the Aspen Food & Wine Magazine Classic, Carneros della Notte vineyards today announced their ultra-premium pinot noir release, Napa Valley DIII Vineyard Pinot Noir. This release is named for the location of the vineyard that produces estate grapes from David HarmonÂ?s Carneros-Napa Valley property and retails for $150.00 per bottle.

- From the Aspen Food & Wine Magazine Classic, Carneros della Notte vineyards today announced their ultra-premium pinot noir release, Napa Valley DIII Vineyard Pinot Noir. This release is named for the location of the vineyard that produces estate grapes from David Harmon’s Carneros-Napa Valley property and retails for $150.00 per bottle. A former founder of wine.com, Harmon is a partner in Carneros della Notte vineyards which also recently released Los Carneros Pinot Noir retailing for $48.00. Both pinot noirs are vintage 2003 and are now available at http://www.carnerosdellanotte.com These wines are 100% pure pinot noir and produced from three different clones and three different rootstocks.

“DIII’s amazing structure is due to using 100% pinot noir grapes,” said Winemaker Sal Godinez. “An earthy spice character of vanilla, clove and ginger joins with the fruit to create a big Burgundian experience for all your tasting senses.”

This wine has the strength of structure to improve in the cellar for more than 10 years.

About the Winemaker:

Winemaker Sal Godinez has researched and worked with pinot noir rootstock and cloning techniques for more than twenty years. In the 1990’s new pinot noir clones from Burgundy, France arrived in the Napa Valley and Sal believed that these clones, if carefully farmed in the unique growing conditions of the Carneros region, could produce some of the world’s finest pinot noirs. Since that time he has dedicated his efforts towards achieving that goal – a pursuit that has led to the release of this new ultra-premium pinot noir from Carneros della Notte. Sal currently serves on the board of the Napa Wine Technical Group, which was founded by Robert Mondavi in 1975. He is a founding member of the national Hispanic Vintners Association, a professional member of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture and serves as a mentor for the wine industry at the Napa Valley College. Throughout his professional career, Sal has been a student at Napa Valley College and the University of California at Davis.

About The Company:

Founded in 2003, Carneros della Notte is a boutique winery owned and operated in the Carneros region of Napa Valley, California. The company’s founders are David Harmon, a former founder of wine.com and past chauffeur to Robert Mondavi and Winemaker Sal Godinez who has been a vintner in the Carneros area for more than twenty years and Darin Applebury, a United Airlines pilot. The grapes are harvested by hand and exclusively at night while the juice chemistry is more stable. The winery’s name reflects, this practice and translates to "Carneros of the Night." Carneros della Notte is also the first producer to use a glow-in-the-dark wine label to further articulate the winery’s unique approach to pinot noir production. The winery is dedicated to the production of ultra-premium pinot noir wines that are available on the Web at http://www.carnerosdellanotte.com

Contact:

David Harmon

707-312-1202

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