Price:  £13.95 | Case Rate: £13.25
Ex Tax: £11.63

Don Sebastiani & Sons - The Crusher Pinot Noir 2016


  • Country: USA
  • Wine Region: California
  • Wine Area: Clarksburg
  • Wine Maker: Greg Kitchens
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
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Food Matching

Pinot Noir is probably the most versatile wine to pair with food. It is one of the lightest bodied red varietals yet, with ample fruit, spice, and earthiness, it easily breaks the rule that white wines must go with seafood, and red wines must go with red meats. Try pairing this wine with a savory dish like mushroom risotto or something on the lighter side like grilled trout with green beans and farro.

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Wine tasting notes

Our 2014 Pinot Noir is powerfully aromatic, with notes of pomegranate, rose petal and nutmeg. Juicy and spicy on the palate, this wine exudes flavors of plum, glazed strawberry and cinnamon bread from 12 months of French oak aging. Earthy notes dominate, showcasing the Clarksburg terroir and creating more nuanced complexity. Bright acidity and a touch of minerality frame this fruit-driven wine. Lively on the palate with a nice toasty finish, this fuller-bodied Pinot Noir lends itself to a bevy of food pairing opportunities. Try pairing with veal ragù and porcini mushrooms, a hot Italian sandwich on ciabatta bread or a simple Margherita pizza.

Winery Information

Don Sebastiani & Sons

Don Sebastiani & Sons is a family-owned company with roots in Sonoma for over a hundred years. We embrace a set of core values that draw upon the family’s history of innovation and expressive winemaking. Whether it’s a good meal with friends or a celebration of achievement, we are devoted to building meaningful products that complement those special moments. "The best thing a company can offer is well-made products of consistent quality. That’s our family tradition, and that continues to.. read more

Expert Reviews

Vinification Notes

The 2014 harvest was a winemaker’s dream. The weather was ideal, fruit was sound, quantity was plentiful and quality was top-notch. It was also one of the driest seasons on record. Overall, winter was fairly mild and spring bud break was normal with little to no concern of frost. The summer growing season was marked by moderate temperatures making for exceptionally good harvest conditions. Though there were a few heat spikes in early summer, they were followed by moderate temperatures in July, August and September allowing all varietals to achieve optimal ripeness levels.