Estate Pinot Noir

Domaine Carneros

Estate Pinot Noir

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: America / California / Carneros

The grapes for the Estate Pinot Noir are chosen from up to 12 clonal selections in the winery’s five green certified estate vineyards in Carneros. After an early-morning harvest, while the grapes are still cool, the handpicked fruit is gently destemmed and cold soaked. Fermentation takes place in small, open-topped vats with punch-downs, resulting in heightened color and complex flavors. Dozens of separately vinified lots are blended to achieve the perfect expression of Carneros terroir, and the finished wine is aged in French oak barrels and in bottle prior to release.

Gold Medal

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2015 vintage
90 Points

Wine Spectator

2014 vintage
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tasting note

This lusciously juicy Pinot Noir is redolent with raspberry and black cherry aromas and flavors enhanced with hints of smoke and exotic spice. It is medium-bodied with bright acidity and a broad richness of even-tempered tannin that stretches into a long finish.

food pairing

This dynamic wine can be enjoyed alone as an aperitif or matched with a diverse group of dishes such as beef, poultry, pork or grilled salmon, prepared in a variety of culinary styles.

points of distinction

  • 100% green certified estate-grown Pinot Noir from Carneros
  • Master blending of dozens of separately vinified lots achieves the perfect expression of Carneros terroir
  • about the grape +
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“Pinot Noir is a process where the wine is beautiful every step of the way.”

– TJ Evans, Pinot Noir Winemaker

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