Carneros - Reviewed
Jefferson Cup Invitational
The Seventh Annual Jefferson Cup Invitational took place on November 31 and December 1, 2006 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Jefferson Cup is a different sort of wine competition, in that it is an invitational in which approximately five hundred wines are pre-selected which exemplify viticulture and winemaking in America.
The Jefferson Cup Invitational does not award golds, silvers and the like. Rather, the invited wines have all proven their excellence in competitions and tastings throughout the last year. We believe and try to publicize our belief that these are wines that are extremely deserving of the nation’s attention.
This year, out of four hundred ninety-nine chosen wines, the judges chose just over two hundred thirty-six wines to receive the “Certificate of American Merit”, which respects wines exemplary of their regions and varieties. Next the judges chose ninety wines (there was no pre-ordained number or percentage) that they believed were truly great examples. Those will receive certificates announcing them as “American Examples of Greatness”.
100% Pinot Noir
Total Acidity: 0.64g/100ml
8/18/2004 to 8/30/2004
14 months in French oak.