Gloria Ferrer Carneros Pinot Noir 2007
Pinot Noir from Carneros, California
Succulent raspberry, plum and black cherry fruit aromas and hints of brown spice and forest floor announce this delicious Pinot Noir, perhaps our best ever. Complex, round and mouthfilling, the wine glides onto the palate displaying pure black cherry and ripe berry flavors, and the long aftertaste is rich yet fresh and agile.
Delicious with seared Ahi tuna, duck breast with cherry compote, lamb chops, wild mushroom risotto, roast chicken or grilled salmon. Try Manchego or Fontina for the cheese course. Seasoning affinities include orange peel, shaved fennel and dried berries.
Wine Enthusiast - "The first of Gloria's 2007 Pinots to be released, and a promising allure to their future block bottlings. The wine is, in a word, superb. It has ripe raspberry, cherry and blackberry fruit, but also a wonderful earthiness of mushrooms, and the tannin-acid balance is near perfect. A gorgeous young wine to decant and enjoy now."
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
Gloria Ferrer is the offspring of a powerful parent: Freixenet of Spain, the world's largest producer of sparkling wine. Drawn to the promise of California, Freixenet established a California winery, naming it after the wife of Freixenet's president. The winery in Carneros is one of the best stops in all of Wine Country. Visit the aging caves carved in the hillside and enjoy the sun-splashed deck while noshing on roasted almonds and sipping bubbly. Wines produced are Blanc de Noir, Brut, Brut Rose, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Rose. View all Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Wines
About CarnerosView a map of Carneros wineries
Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Notable FactsBoth Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Carneros are delicate, yet complex, with firm structure and acidity. And while the pair are the most popular varieties of the region, some winemakers have branched out, particularly with Syrah. The cool climate Syrah of Carneros is well structured and stylistically similar to Syrah from the Northern Rhone, though often fuller-bodied.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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- 5 Stars: 9
- 4 Stars: 9
- 3 Stars: 6
- 2 Stars: 1
- 1 Stars: 0
30 ratings, 7 with reviewsRobert Vizza - San Francisco, CA512/4/201158/25/2011
EXCELLENT PINOT NOIR..311/25/2011Lisa J - Quakertown, PA511/22/2011311/18/2011Kristine Chadwick - Charleston, WV511/13/2011
- Smooth & Supple
Perfectly earthy (without any dirt flavor!). Highly drinkable, with or without food.sacados - Boston, MA411/4/2011410/28/2011mando - ORO VALLEY, AZ510/23/2011510/21/2011
- Earthy & Spicy
beautiful red with black cherry and strawberry. hint of violets. great bottleChampion - San Luis, AZ310/19/2011ostyle - Los Angeles, CA310/3/201129/28/2011elf - San Mateo, CA49/25/2011
- Smooth & Supple
Wow. Super easy to like ... sweet berry flavors with spice! Light to medium bodied. It paired perfectly with my baked salmon with soy-brown sugar glaze. Yum!Rod Colson - Colchester, CT59/16/2011
- Light & Fruity
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Badbruddah - Valencia, CA39/8/2011John Glass - Santa Clara, CA49/2/201159/2/2011
- Earthy & Spicy
excellent for the price49/2/2011This Pinot is exceptional, especially for the price. I've never seen 94 points for 20 bucks. We contributed two cases to a recent event and folks were loving it. Gloria Ferrer does more than sparkling wines.Maynard - San Francisco, CA48/29/201148/23/2011Very good value wine but not a 94
- Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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