Smooth Carneros Pinot Noir
Aromatic notes of black cherry and cranberry rise subtly out of the glass and evolve into scents of rose hips and eucalyptus. On the palate, the tannins are lightened by a nice acidity that makes this a very balanced wine.
Item No. 116301
2008 was another drought year in Napa Valley, making the vines relatively less vigorous withsmaller berries. Bud break in Artesa's Carneros vineyard occurred the usual time -- from mid tolate March -- but a severe frost limited the crop size even further. The vineyard team worked hardthrough the season to ensure even ripeness among the berries. A long heat spell ...
Item No. 105986
Ruby and garnet in color, the 2009 Carneros Pinot Noir offers aromas of black cherry, Asian spice and sous bois that are lifted by a concentrated fresh fruit core. Consistent with the nose, the palate also demonstrates the qualities of a well balanced Pinot Noir: refined tannins, bright acidity, a generous mouthfeel and a lingering finish. Due to the cool ...
Item No. 118062
Deep ruby in color, the 2010 Carneros Pinot Noir is driven by inviting aromas of ripe cherry and red berries, and accented with notes of forest floor and Asian spice. The classically structured palate showcases a seamless blend of lush, dark fruit and oak, which is enhanced by refined tannins. Due to the low yield of this vintage, this defined ...
Item No. 121109
The 2010 Carneros Estate Pinot Noir is medium ruby in color, with just a hint of the garnet hue so typical of Carneros. The nose shows aromas of black cherry, raspberry, lilac, blackberry and sassafras. The palate echoes these berry and cherry notes, but shows an earthier, iron-like quality along with pomegranate,blueberry and vanilla. Deftly combining earthiness and fresh fruit, ...
Item No. 123973
This rich, concentrated Pinot Noir displays layers of blackberry, Bingand black cherry aromas along with subtle suggestions of strawberries, rose petals and baking spice in a very provocative nose. On the mouth, the wine is dense and silky, weighty and lithe, with lively black cherry and berry flavors so vibrant as to suggest fresh juice and flesh that linger through ...
Item No. 122302
With Pinot Noir, I worry about aromatics first, color second. Our open top fermenters with the pneumatic punch down devices are key to achieving this vision. Rather than beating up the wine during fermentation the way pumping over can do, this tool gently extracts flavor and color but leaves the delicate aromatics in place. With enough oak to provide texture ...
Item No. 121982
Bright red fruits are the initial impact of this Pinot Noir. Raspberry, strawberry, and bing cherry set the tone and the bright acidity from the cool 2010 season give the wine a wonderful balance on the palate. There is a hint of rose petals and violets lending a nice floral component. The oak is subtle, but present, with a light ...
Item No. 123446
The 2010 Cherry Pie Pinot Noir is deep and concentrated. It shows tons of textural richness in its sweet candied red fruit, there is no shortage of lush overt fruit this year. Clearly this wine will be very hard to resist and pairs well with a very large range of foods. We drink a lot of it before, during and ...
Item No. 119513
Varietally true Pinot Noir. Bright ruby color with floral and spicy aromas married with vanilla and cranberry. The wine's silky mouthfeel and perfect balance of bright cherry fruit and toasty oak makes for a pleasingly smooth, lingering finish.Great on its own and will compliment mushroom risotto, lobster bisque, simple pork preparations, and prime rib.
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Item No. 121227
The Etude Pinot Noir Carneros Estate hails from our vineyard tucked away in the farnorthwest corner of the Carneros appellation. Unlike customary Carneros acreage,which is largely uplifted bay bottoms with soils composed of clay, the soils on theEtude Estate site are variations of volcanic origin. They are well-drained, rockyupland soils. Combining these soils with the extreme western ...
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