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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Steele Carneros Pinot Noir 2000
Steele Carneros Pinot Noir 2000
(search item no. 46988)

PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The core vineyards are Durell and Sangiacomo, both from the cool Carneros (Spanish for Sheep) region of Sonoma County. The fruit was much riper in the two previous vintages. We received maximum hang time for the grapes and this will translate into wine of greater weight and body. We feel that this wine will be ready to drink upon release but will improve with further bottle age. Very few wineries can produce a wine of this quality in this quantity.

Food Pairing: We feel that the Carneros Pinot Noir is a style of wine with great appeal. That has been confirmed by its inclusion in the Wine Spectator's top 100 wines on several occasions. Traditional favorites are lamb, grilled pork loin and salmon, especially those fish caught from the Copper River in Alaska.

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About Steele:

Jed Steele has worked making wine in California since the late 1960s. In 1991, he founded his own small winery in Lake County. Steele Wines specializes in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Pinot Blanc and Syrah.