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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Robert Stemmler Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2003
Robert Stemmler Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2003
(search item no. 88645)

PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Aromas of cherry pit and raspberry are accompanied by sandalwood, wet stone and coffee. Sweet chocolaty tannins create a wonderful structure with plum, raspberry and mineral, finishing with a long resonating close."
—Kenneth Juhasz, Winemaker
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About Robert Stemmler:

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 of the leading winemakers in California. This recognition lead him to other renowned wineries including Inglenook Vineyards in the Napa Valley and Simi Winery in Sonoma County.

In 1976, Robert Stemmler opened his own winery in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County. With total control over the direction of his brand, Robert concentrated on his true passion, Pinot Noir. It was in 1982, after securing quality fruit from a hillside vineyard in Russian River, Robert Stemmler Pinot Noir was put on the map. In 1984, the Robert Stemmler Pinot Noir was awarded the "Best in America." Today, Robert Stemmler is recognized as one of California's top Pinot Noir producers and he continues to devote his energy to his passion of making California's best Pinot Noir.