Wine Geek Recommended
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Cuvée de Noirs is made with the traditional méthode champenoise. It's a wine of tremendous complexity and length made from two esteemed mid-Valley vineyards: 80% Pinot Noir from California Soleil and 20% Chardonnay from Hall Vineyard. Aromas of stone fruit and berries are accentuated by a very subtle yeast quality.
Hagafen Cellars is located in the Napa Valley, in the heart of California's premier wine grape region. Owned and operated by Irit and Ernie Weir, the winery was founded in 1979.
Ernie's daily involvement in the two sides of wine production, grape growing and winemaking, ensures the superb quality of their wines. He says "I strive to take maximum advantage of the Napa Valley's natural geology and climate to produce the best wine varietals. I interfere as little as possible with the soil, creating a balance that minimizes the chemical and erosion impact by using modern farming techniques while maintaining the age-old wisdom of balance and the traditional values of conservation and land stewardship."
The Napa Valley is one of the most highly praised regions in the wine world, and has been ever since the mid-70's (if not the mid-60's for Robert Mondavi and like-minded pioneers) for the quality of its climate, and its seemingly inexhaustible supply of moderate, ideal growing seasons. A region full of climatologically diverse sub-regions, it is a winemaker's paradise, as they are able to harness the potential of so many diverse terroirs within such a relatively small area.