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Lula Cellars of Mendocino Releases Four Red Wines Perfect for Pouring this Holiday Season

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Lula CellarsLula Cellars, a small production, ultra-premium winery located in Mendocino County’s famed Anderson Valley is pleased to announce the release of four premium red wines – 3 Pinot Noirs and a Zinfandel – all of which are excellent choices to pour at your holiday table, whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza (they’re also great for sipping fireside).

2013 marks the sixth release of our Mendocino Pinot Noir. This wine has an earthy structure yet a finish of profound balance. Rich and vibrant on the plate (and in color), its hints of cranberry, cherry and pomegranate are framed by aromas of semi-sweet chocolate and fennel. Delicious to drink now with any type of poultry (chicken, turkey, quail), this regal, cool-climate pinot noir will reveal itself with greater complexity from another 3-5 years of bottle age. Recipe for Lula’s own Thanksgiving Stuffing with Apple & Bacon is available upon request. ** Received 91 points at the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition, and a “Best of Class of Region” distinction. **

The 2013 Peterson Vineyard Pinot Noir is Lula Cellars’ premium Pinot Noir wine and the perfect accompaniment to any dinner party, and is particularly delicious when served with ham. Its four-clone blend produces a beautiful ruby-garnet color with hints of bay leaf and thyme on the nose. Succulent pomegranate and Bing cherry lends to a long, flavorful finish on the palate. While this rich and vibrant Pinot Noir is delicious to drink now it will continue to develop greater complexity over time.

Marking its second release, Lula’s 2013 Costa Vineyard Pinot Noir is an intensely finished wine with great acid, structure, and classic aromatics of tea and rose petal. Grown from deep-rooted vines the grapes used in this wine produce an opulent Pinot with a long, sumptuous finish that pairs delightfully with any beef dish; especially accompanied with sautéed mushrooms. Think of this as your “Steak Wine.” ** Winner of multiple wine competition awards in 2016, including a Gold Medal at the 14th Annual Pinot Noir Summit & Shootout. **

Lula’s 2014 Mariah Vineyard Zinfandel is the perfect companion for any grilled meats, especially lamb, ribs, and sausages. It displays a beautiful ruby-garnet color and offers generous aromas of blackberry and spice. Lingonberry and black currant flavors fill the palate followed by a lingering finish. ** Winner of multiple wine competition awards in 2016, including a Gold Medal at the 2016 Mendocino Wine Competition. **

About the Lula Cellars Property

In October 2014, Lula Cellars opened its new 22-acre Philo property to the public, which is nestled amongst the rolling hills of bucolic Anderson Valley. For festival-goers, or travelers to Mendocino County in general, Lula Cellars’ new tasting room offers a unique experience for wine tasting in the Anderson Valley. In addition to a tasting room, the new property (with a quarter mile of frontage along Hwy 128 in Philo) features a pond, a 14-acre Pinot Noir vineyard, a small-production winemaking facility, and a newly opened 10,000 square foot ‘Events Area’ available for weddings and other private events. Located at 2800 Guntley Road in Philo (at the corner of Hwy 128 and Guntley Road), the pet-friendly tasting room offers stunning views of the surrounding property and the Pinot Noir growing area known as “The Deep End” on the west end of the Anderson Valley.

Lula Cellars tasting room is open daily, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To contact the tasting room, please call 707.895.3737.

About Lula Cellars

Lula Cellars is a small production, ultra-premium label with a yearly case production of 3,500 cases, comprised of Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Dry Gewurztraminer, Rosato and Sauvignon Blanc. Lula Cellars produces wines entirely from vineyards in Mendocino County, California. Since 2010, Lula Cellars has built a reputation of integrity, positive customer relations and stellar wines. The goal of Lula Cellars is simple: to produce quality, world class wines and to offer them at prices that are reasonable, by selling directly to consumers (no distributors or retailers involved). Winemaker Jeff Hansen, a thirty year wine industry veteran, named Lula Cellars for his maternal grandmother Lula, who was born in 1879 and lived to the age of 89. For further information on Lula Cellars, please visit www.lulacellars.com.

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