Headline Product + Promotion News From The Wine Industry
Valley of the Moon
Carneros Pinot Noir
The 2008 Valley of the Moon
Carneros Pinot Noir, which
yielded 4,400 cases, is now available. The young wine
was aged in 30 percent new barrels and 70 percent 2- to
5-year-old barrels to limit oak influence. It matured in a
combination of French and Eastern European oak for 10
months. The varietal leads with forward aromas of cherry
and violet, accented by lavender and vanilla notes. Fresh
cherry and raspberry with a hint of clove highlight the
For more information, visit www.valleyofthemoon.com.
Kenwood Vineyards Merlots
Kenwood Vineyards introduces its
2007 Sonoma County Merlot and
2007 Reserve Merlot. The Sonoma
County Merlot was aged for 22
months in small French and American oak barrels; the reserve aged
for 22 months exclusively in French
oak barrels. Herbs and a note of spice complement loganberry and blueberry aromas in the Sonoma County Merlot,
while the 2007 Reserve Merlot showcases blueberry, cinnamon and clove aromas, accented by a suggestion of smoke.
For more information, visit www.kenwoodvineyards.com.
Bagrationi Enters U.S. Market
Bagrationi 1882, a sparkling wine producer
from the country of Georgia, has announced
its entrance into the U.S. wine market, making it the first and only Georgian sparkling
wine distributed in the U.S. Bagrationi
1882’s portfolio is comprised of Classic
Brut, Classic Extra Dry, Reserve and Royal
Cuvee. The wines are available in California,
New York, Alabama, Washington, D.C.,
Mississippi, Virginia and Maryland, with a
national rollout planned this year.
For more information, visit www.bagrationi.ge.