Robert Stemmler Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2006

Pinot Noir from Carneros, California

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Item No. 101847
  • red wine
  • WE90
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most 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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • WN90
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Winemaker's Notes

A bouquet filled with an array of wild raspberries, strawberry, rhubarb, cherry, baking spice, clove, and cinnamon. Lively yet rich tannins embrace flavors of fresh blackberries nuanced by sage and finishing with mineralality.

The wines of Robert Stemmler are handcrafted, limited releases of estate grown varietals. The mission of our dedicated vineyard and winemaking team, in its pursuit of superior quality, is to produce world-class wines noteworthy in style and intensity.

Critical Acclaim

"The most successful of Stemmler’s ‘06 Pinots, this beauty shows the silky texture and crisp acidity of cool-climate Carneros. It offers immediately pleasurable flavors of cherries, raspberries, pomegranates, cola, cinnamon spice and sandalwood."
90 Points

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jwilsam - Danville, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/25/2010)
The Robert Stemmler had a very nice aroma! Very complex. The underlying aroma was very earthy and almost like a vegetable garden would smell like. Quite interesting. The aroma also included cherry’s, cinnamon and cola. The taste left me a little bewildered because as it sat in my glass the taste morphed to having more vanilla, cola and spice.
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Rating:
(9/25/2010)
Sexy, smooth, yummy and a great price.
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IndianWineSnoot - Baton Rouge, LA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
For the price, this wine still has me reeling! Very sily soft classic pinot flavor! A must buy!
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Learn About Robert Stemmler Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Carneros

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 Facts Both Chardonnay...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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