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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Robert Stemmler Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2009
Robert Stemmler Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 122176)

PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $44.99

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:

The 2009 Stemmler Estate Grown Pinot Noir beautifully shows off the wonderful 2009 Pinot growing season. Medium ruby in color with a hint of purple at the core, the nose bursts from the glass with bright cherry, raspberry, orange peel, anise, vanilla, and the aroma of fresh cut flowers. The palate is lively, vibrant and fresh, with sweet red cherry and cranberry at the outset, opening to darker flavors of wild blackberry, leather, briar, cocoa, and fresh fig. The finish shows firm tannin and a flinty, iron-like character suggesting this wine will only get better with more time in the bottle.
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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.