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Date Printed: 4/17/2014
Robert Stemmler Carneros Pinot Noir 2011
Robert Stemmler Carneros Pinot Noir 2011
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $32.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2011 Stemmler Carneros Pinot is light ruby in color, with aromas of strawberry, cherry, blackberry, anise, and earth. The palate shows bright cherry and berry flavors accompanied by dried herb and pastry dough. Medium to light-bodied, with a spicy finish that leaves the lingering impression of satiny tannin and fresh fruit.
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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.