2017 Bread & Butter Pinot Noir



95 Points / Gold - Commercial Wine Competition - 2019
Silver - San Francisco International Wine Competition - 2019
Gold - California State Fair Wine Competition - 2018
Gold - Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Wine Tasting Competition - 2018

Bread & Butter wines take their name from the natural aromas and flavors that develop during winemaking. It also reminds us that some things are just better together. This Pinot Noir blends grapes from two vineyards into a luscious and layered wine. The wine gets ripe, red fruits and fragrant floral notes from Mission Ranch Vineyard in Monterey County, layered with bold fruit and structure from Carneros. Oak aging leaves delicate hints of cedar and smoke to balance the bouquet and add complexity.

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Kurt Lorenzi

Kurt Lorenzi

Vice-President, Winemaking & Sourcing, Vineyard Veteran

Kurt oversees the WX global winemaking team. No small task, but with 30-plus years in the industry, it is something he does with ease and grace. Over his career, he has accumulated countless awards, not only as a winemaker, but also as a distiller and brewer. As the Winemaker at Estrella River Winery, he helped pioneer Paso Robles’ rise as a prominent wine region, then joined the founding team at Jepson Winery & Distillery, where he spent 15 years as a winemaker and master distiller.  He has been with WX since 2000, where he continues to explore wine regions around the world and rack up accolades. His secret: finding small lots of wine with amazing pedigree and expressive varietal character. When he’s not in the cellar, you can find Kurt cycling, sailing or skiing. He resides in Mill Valley, California with his wife and dog.

Bread Butter, California - United States

Carneros and Arroyo Seco, California - United States

The intricate balance and layers in this wine come from multiple vineyard sourcing. In this case, we utilized two cooler growing regions on the California coast, Carneros and Arroyo Seco. Stradling the Napa-Sonoma border at the northern tip of San Pablo Bay, Carneros is renowned for its prevalent fog and long growing season that produce grapes with bright acids and fresh, crisp flavors. Arroyo Seco is located in Central California in Monterey County. One of the earliest recognized viticultural areas in the state, this small region has an ideal balance of warm days tempered by coastal breezes from the Pacific. The grapes develop rich sugars and fine balancing acids. Together, these two regions create wines of beauty and grace.

Medium Bodied Red
Barbeque, salmon, quail, and lamb
100% Pinot Noir
750 ml
Alcohol by Volume