Robert Stemmler Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from Carneros, California

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Item No. 125904
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most 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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • WN90
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2011 Stemmler Carneros Estate Pinot Noir is pale ruby in color, with aromas of Bing cherry, sage, sous bois, and just-ripe blackberry. The palate is red-fruit driven, with strawberry, cranberry and cherry flavors joined by orange peel, toast, and mineral notes. Light-bodied with spicy, fresh-fruit flavors, the wine gains intensity on the palate, finishing with dark berry and earthy flavors.

Critical Acclaim

"The plum, black cherry and raspberry flavors are pure and intense, showing some finesse, with star anise, clove and black pepper details that crescendo on the finish."
90 Points

Learn About Robert Stemmler Map ItMap It

Robert Stemmler's passion for winemaking spans over forty years. A native of Germany, Robert Stemmler completed his formal education in winemaking and viticulture at Bad Kreuznach wine college in Germany. In 1961 he then traveled to America to accept a winemaking position at Charles Krug Winery, one of Napa Valley's most prominent wineries. He quickly earned the reputation as one...

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Learn About Carneros

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 Facts Both Chardonnay...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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