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.
Blend: 100% Carneros Pinot Noir
"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."
Smooth & Supple
The bouquet of this wine is outstanding,similar to the sparkling wine Ferrer is noted for. The flavors are so complex that this pallet has a hard time calling out one over another but I think the blackberry is most pronounced. As for the finish, smoooooth.
Carneros is 30minutes away and one of the best areas for Pinot. This is a perfect illustration. The half-botlles make it easy to open and it's a good value
Light & Fruity
I only wish this wine was organic, otherwise, it's perfect.