Noria Wines balance the quiet shifts in flavor found in Japanese cuisine.

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“Sensai in Japanese describes when something is nuanced, sophisticated and infused with subtle details. I strive to create wines that reflect this sensibility."

~ Nori Nakamura, Winemaker 

 

Noria white wines are modeled after traditional Japanese sakes. They are especially made to balance the quiet shifts of flavor found in Japanese food.

 

 
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Sauvignon Blanc
Russian River Valley

BEVILL FAMILY VINEYARD

PURPOSE

Sauvignon Blanc modeled after a style of Japanese sake called “Dai-gingo”

PERSONALITY 

Brilliant aromas of grapefruit, lime, pear, a hint of lychee, orange zest, bay leaf, flint stone, lemon grass, and pistachio.  Refreshing flavor jumps out of a glass and lingers long.  Vibrant yet delicate acidity balanced well with supple mouthfeel. Lively and smooth. 

PAIRS

• Tempura
• White fish sashimi cured with Konbu
• Mixed greens and creamy herb dressing

 BACKGROUND

• 97% Sauvignon Blanc & 3% Gewurztraminery 
• Russian River Valley AVA (Sebastopol)
• Single Vineyard: Bevill Family Vineyard
• Clone 1
• 60% Fermented in Stainless Steel and 40% Fermented in Neutral Oak
• Aged for 10 months on the lees



 
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Chardonnay
Sonoma Coast

SANGIACOMO VINEYARD

PURPOSE

Chardonnay modeled after a style of Japanese sake called “Junmai-Ginjo” 

PERSONALITY 

Elegant aromas of apricot, lime, golden apple, honeysuckle as well as nuances of cardamom, tarragon, and basil.  The decorous citrus flavor quickly develops on the palate. Lush, vibrant acidity is balanced well with a voluptuous mouthfeel. Hints of honey, caramel, and bay leaf add complexity and melt into a long finish.  Elegant and complex.

PAIRS

• Yakitori 
• Grilled shell fish
• Salmon au gratin

BACKGROUND

• 100% Chardonnay  
• Sonoma Coast AVA (Sonoma)
• Single Vineyard: Sangiacomo Vineyard
• Blend of three clones: Dijon 95, Wente, & Hyde
• 100% whole cluster press & 100% barrel fermentation
• Aged for 10 months in 100% French Oak (25% new oak)

 

Noria red wines are exclusively Pinot Noir. These wines are transparent and fragile yet carries a structure to pair well with Asian food.

 

 
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Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast

SanGiACoMO VINEYARD

PURPOSE

Pinot noir made to pair with delicate dishes made from fresh, seasonal ingredients

PERSONALITY 

Delectable aromas of raspberry, cherry, rose petal, and a hint of strawberry as well as attractive bouquets of cedar, caramel, and anise.  Dazzling red berry flavor expands on the palate. Supple acidity and refined tannins lift the mid-palate and provide the exquisite mouthfeel with finesse and depth. A nuance of elegant oak notes adds a touch of spiciness and tension to the delightful finish. Sensual and transparent.

PAIRS

• Sukiyaki
• Roasted duck & pork
• Pasta with fresh tomato sauce

BACKGROUND

• 100% Pinot noir
• Sonoma Coast AVA (Petaluma)
• Single Vineyard: Sangiacomo Vineyard
• Blend of three clones: Swan, 777, & 115
• Cold soak for 5 days
• 75% fermented in open top tank & 25% fermented in new barrel
• Unfined/unfiltered
• Aged for 14 months in 100% French oak (50% new oak)

 
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Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley

MICHAEL VALENTINE VINEYARD

PURPOSE

Pinot noir made to express “Sensai”

PERSONALITY 

Intense aromas of raspberry, violet, a hint of dark cherry, rose-petal, and seductive bouquets of cedar, white pepper, and caramel. Fragrant entry. Stylish, refreshing red berry flavor quickly expands on the palate. Vibrant acidity and silky mouthfeel melt into an elegant, long finish.  A hint of sweet oak and spice notes add nuance and complexity. Pure and delicate.

PAIRS

• Sushi
• Shabu-shabu
• Braised lamb shank

BACKGROUND

• 100% Pinot noir
• Russian River Valley AVA (Freestone)
• Single Vineyard: Michael Valentine Vineyard
• Clone 777
• Cold soak for 7 days
• 75% fermented in open top tank & 25% fermented in new barrel
• Unfined/unfiltered
• Aged for 14 months in 100% French oak (70% new oak)

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