Gloria Ferrer Carneros Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 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.
Blend: 100% Carneros Pinot Noir
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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- 3 Stars: 3
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26 ratings, 12 with reviews57/14/2012
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.57/4/2012Carneros 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 valuesperrone - Flanders, NJ56/28/2012Brian Naegeli - Saint Paul, MN310/14/2012rbose - San Diego, CA16/25/2012I found this wine to be a disappointment for a 94 point rating. We were glad we only bought a single half-bottle.45/9/2012John Westcott - Bloomfield, CT15/23/2012I bought a case of this half-bottle. Tried two bottles - swill. This may have been a great pinot, but it has peaked. Perhaps it is the half bottle which is purported to age the wine more quickly. I have returned the remainder to Wine.com for a creditJCF - Los Alamos, NM45/20/2012
- Smooth & Supple
Excellent. Excellent. Elegant, concentrated and interesting spices on the palate. And very hard to beat for the price.34/26/2012Im not sure what happened here however, this wine did not live up to its 94 point rating. The appearance and the nose of this vintage was good; characteristic of a Pinot. However, the tannins, acidity and dry finish were out of sorts for this varietal. I would suspect that given the age, perhaps it has passed it's peak. In any case, while it is drinkable, I think it's 94 point rating was a bit enthusiastic. I would give it 90 points at best. Save this one for cooking.45/11/2012
- Earthy & Spicy
- Big & Bold
This 2007 is at its peak to drink now in 2012. It is an easy to drink wine with just enough complexity to make it interesting.Richard R Gerken - Meredith, NH45/10/2012
- Smooth & Supple
Fruity nose with great garnet color. Body was smooth with fruit forward and a dry finish. Let it breathe or use a Venturi so the wine opens up. A great wine for the price(under $10/375ml)45/9/201215/9/2012This wine was a big disappointment. The nicest thing I can say is that it is wet. For $18/full bottle I expect a lot more from wine.com. There is no way the wine I was sent rates a 94 on anyone's scale. Perhaps it died of old age in the half-bottles but there is nothing there worth drinking now. This wine was promoted and sold by wineshopper.com. I will not be buying from them again.15/2/2012I don't understand this. The full bottles of 2007 Pinot were fantastic in every way. I was unable to find anymore and was thrilled to see these half-bottles... I bought 2 cases- but they taste like something you would get in a 24 hr diner for 2 bucks a glass. Not in any way comparable. What's up with this???55/2/2012
- Smooth & Supple
I only wish this wine was organic, otherwise, it's perfect.Lacny82 - Hudson, WI34/17/2012ksiu - Spring, TX42/22/201252/17/2012Excellent!!! I like Pinot's, but also love most other reds (outside of merlot). This is, to me, a somewhat stronger Pinot, but excellent. I think giving it some time to breath is a good idea.Mnemosyne's pool - Old Bridge, NJ41/24/2012Kingsley - Redford, MI41/22/2012412/30/2011
- Light & Fruity
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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