Carpe Diem Firepeak Vineyard Pinot Noir 2001

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

Price: $29.99
Item No. 90343

Winemaker's Notes

Carpe Diem is the product of a classic Burgundian winemaking style using Pinot Noir clones from the Pommard and Dijon regions. Firepeak vineyard's unique location at the foot of an extinct volcanic peak has a soil composition that is a mixture marine sediment, clay and volcanic deposits. The hard volcanic sediment stresses the vines forcing deeper roots for more unique varietal characteristics. Small open top fermentation tanks are used with each lot, which are kept separately until the final blend.

This Burgundian Pinot Noir is elegant and refined with cherry and red fruit flavors complimented by a light smokiness and spice. The dense ruby color is as bold as the cherry and spice bouquet. True to the Burgundian style and to the varietal, the wine has an earthiness to it that graduates into bright and bold red fruits. This wine continues to unfold up until the smooth finish.

This wine is recommended for pairing with pheasant, elk, roasted duck, grilled seafood or French cheeses.

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The eight mile long Edna Valley, near San Luis Obispo, California, is known for its distinctive topography and climate. With frequent fog and a mild climate, the region has one of the longest growing seasons in California. While the inland areas heat up during the day, the summer fog and afternoon ocean winds act as a natural cooling system keeping the valley"s temperatures far...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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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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