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2021 "Cohort 1"

Pinot Noir

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir 

Appellation: Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA

Progressive Scale Weight: 3R

Pairings: You can take this wine in two directions - serve it with lighter-bodied meals like hearty salads and salmon, or pair it with braises like coq au vin and let its acidity cut right through the richness. Our Pinot Noir doesn’t shy away from food, and you shouldn’t either.

If tea and mixed berry jam are your…well, jam…then this is the wine for you. But wait, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. First things first, the color of this wine is just breathtaking. Wine is best enjoyed with all our senses, so it’s okay to take a minute and lose yourself in the color of this juice. The nose and palate of this wine remind us of warm, homemade mixed berry jam, served with a cup of herbal tea wafting over your plate. These Pinot Noir grapes were nice and ripe when they were picked, and we also blended in a tiny amount of oak-aged Pinot Noir - all of which helped boost the body of this wine to a 3R on our Progressive Scale. Mostly we love this wine because it tastes like a perfect example of Pinot Noir from around the globe. Learn to recognize this wine, and you’ll be able to spot Pinot Noir from Burgundy, California, South Africa, and all of the world’s major varietal growing regions.

Some Quick Info About

PWC's Core Tenents

PWC is not made from bulk juice.

No leftover juice or "shiner bottles here - you deserve to know where your wine comes from! We've been working with this wine since it was grapes on a vine! We're choosing to work with growers like Juan Gamino, a first generation Mexican-America grower in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma. Over time, we expect our entire grape portfolio to be as intentional as our wine.

PWC is a new way to think about wine.

Learning about wine is intimidating. To make it easier, we developed the Progressive Scale - a way of categorizing wine by its body in stead of varietal or region. Our first vintage will feature lighter bodied wines, and the 2022 and 2023 vintage releases will build to more medium and full bodied styles.

PWC pays it forward.

$1 of every bottle or piece of merchandise sold goes to support learning opportunities for the Urban Grape Wine Studies Award for Students of Color participants. When you support PWC, you're not just buying wine to enjoy, you're also supporting equity and inclusion in the wine industry. Learn more about our program! Learn about our Program!

PWC is a vehicle for industry learning.

For ten weeks each year, the current cohort of Urban Grape Wine Studies Award for Students of Color interns will work a full harvest season in Sonoma to learn the ins and outs of winemaking. They will assist our winemaking team in all aspects of making PWC. The sales from their wine will allow the next season's interns to have the same experience. Each vintage is named after the cohort that helped to make it. And this is how we change the wine world - one vintage at a time!

At PWC, everyone is a wine drinker.

Progressive Wine Company is for EVERYONE. Let's face it, the wine world doesn't need another brand. What it needs is a new way to think about wine.This is the only way we'll encourage future generations to stay connected with the industry. PWC is here to build a bigger table - and set a wine glass at each place setting.