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Enterprise Liquor Store
(501) 455-3194
12300 Stagecoach Road
Little Rock, AR
 
Lawson Liquor Inc
(501) 821-7101
18501 Lawson Road
Little Rock, AR
 
Otter Creek Spirits Shoppe
(501) 455-5810
11701 Interstate 30
Little Rock, AR
 
Pepsi Americas
(501) 568-0770
6200 Patterson Road
Little Rock, AR
 
Base Line Liquor
(501) 565-9111
8524 Baseline Road
Little Rock, AR
 
Stagecoach Wine & Spirits Company
(501) 455-7676
10400 Stagecoach Road
Little Rock, AR
 
Linehouse Liquor
(501) 455-9907
12221 Stagecoach Road
Little Rock, AR
 
Red Gate Liquor Store
(501) 455-3312
13325 Interstate 30
Little Rock, AR
 
Geyer Springs Liquor Barn
(501) 565-5112
7500 Geyer Springs Road
Little Rock, AR
 
Cloverdale Liquor
(501) 565-6788
9107 Chicot Road
Little Rock, AR
 

WesMar Russian River Pinot Noir

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WesMar Vineyards WesMar Winery was started in 2000 by husband and wife Kirk Wesley Hubbard and Denise Mary Selyem, both of whom previously worked with Russian River’s famous Williams & Selyem Winery. Their winery is ultra-boutique, consisting of 1500 square feet and no employees. We met Kirk and Denise while dining one evening at the Underwood Bar & Bistro in Graton in Sonoma County, and they promised to send us some of their wines, almost all of which are Pinot Noir. The wines are mainly sold through their mailing list, and they often sell out fast, so go to their website www.wesmarwinery.com if you’re interested in purchasing.

Winemaking at WesMar is very much a hands on, artisanal operation. Fermentation is done in five ton open-top stainless steel milk shipping containers with punch downs done by hand. Between 20 and 40 percent of the fruit is fermented whole cluster, and pressing is done with a bladder press once used for apples. The wines are aged in French oak for 11 months; between 50 and 70 percent of the barrels are new. Winemaking is done by gravity flow, and the wine is not filtered.

While the WesMar Pinot Noirs reflect the terroir of the different vineyards from which they are sourced, there is a house style here of nuanced wines, velvet smooth on the palate with a feminine character, the kind of Pinot Noir we love to drink and that combines well with modern cuisine. This is the first time we’ve tasted these wines. It surely won’t be the last.

WesMar 2007 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley ($35) 89

There’s lovely purity of fruit in this wine from the nose to the finish. Medium light ruby in color, the wine is fruit forward with an attack of red cherries accompanied by a light earth note. The nicely balanced palate shows more pure red fruit and a touch of undergrowth, and it finishes very long.

WesMar 2007 Pinot Noir Balletto Vineyard Sonoma Coast ($40) 90

This medium light ruby colored is more focused than the ...

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