Cartlidge & Browne Pinot Noir 2014

Since its first release in the spring of 1980, Cartlidge & Browne has won the hearts of consumers who appreciate premium quality wine at modest prices. Winemaker Marty Peterson is the third generation of his family to work in wine. His great grandfather, Carl A. Peterson, built the family farm in Lodi in 1904 and it was here Marty learned how to grow quality wine grapes. After receiving a degree from California State University Fresno in Enology he was hired as associate winemaker at Francis Coppola Winery. A master blender, he sources fruit from high quality vineyards throughout the state, emphasizing accurate varietal expression, balance, food-friendliness, complexity and most of all value! “Despite the enormous influence of California’s wineries, too few specialize in premium wines at value prices. One that does is Cartlidge & Browne. Avoiding the extra oak and other types of manipulation used by some vintners, Cartlidge & Browne produces fruity, pure, and vibrant wines that reflect varietals’ personalities. Even better, it offers sensational quality at bargain basement prices. - Robert Parker [+]