French Pinot Noir Company Statement

Constellation had every reason to believe the 2005 – 2008 vintage bulk pinot noir wines it purchased from the French suppliers was genuine. With each purchase, Constellation received official French documentation stating that the wine was pinot noir. If Constellation received any mislabeled wine, Constellation was a victim of the convicted French suppliers. Nevertheless, the company agreed to settle with plaintiffs in the Zeller case by agreeing to make certain reimbursements to consumers who purchased the subject wines to assure customer satisfaction and resolve the claims made in this lawsuit without expending more time and money.