Bottle Notes

New Releases from Attune Wines

Attune Wines was founded in 2011 by Mike and Nancy Scribner, Ken and Debbie Venner and David Povlak. The winery currently produces a Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Rosé. Kenneth Juhasz is the consulting winemaker. Kenneth also owns Auteur Wines and works with other labels including Donum Estate, Pali Wine Company and Gary Farrell.

I recently was fortunate to try the newest releases from the winery. All the wines are from the Estate Vineyard in Carneros.

2013 Attune Pinot Noir – Garnet in color. 14.2% ABV. Really pretty nose of black cherry, sassafras and cloves. Medium body with assertive acidity. Cherries, nutmeg and a hint of cola on the palate. The finish is exceptionally long. Elegant, classy Pinot Noir. Drink over the next 3-5 years. $48 at the winery. My rating: 93 points.

2014 Attune Chardonnay – Straw colored. 14.1%. Rich nose of creme brulee, honeysuckle and butterscotch. Big and oily on the palate with medium acidity. Flavors of lemon, pear, vanilla and spice. The finish is long and spicy. A big, rich expression of Chardonnay that could use a year in the cellar and will drink well through 2020. My rating: 91 points.

2015 Attune Rosé of Pinot Noir – Salmon colored. 12.7% ABV. Appealing nose of citrus fruits, strawberries and spice. Light to medium body with medium acidity. Dry but refreshing. Strawberries, pink grapefruit and watermelon on the palate. Lots to like here and certainly a rosé  to stock your cellar with this Summer. $28 at the winery. My rating: 90 points.

Reviews based on samples provided by the winery.

The hero in this release is the Pinot Noir. Certainly the best Pinot Noir I have had from Carneros in recent memory.

There is much to like about Attune Wines. Certainly a winery to keep an eye on.

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