Annabella Carneros Pinot Noir 2015
In the mouth, the wine is broad and heavy, with flavors of white fig, cocoa, and vanilla bean, framed by smooth integrated oak. The finish dances with flavors clove and fresh orange peel.
Enjoy this substantial Pinot Noir with spiced lamb sausages served with herbed polenta and broiled asparagus.
As early as the 1970s Carneros became known as a source of terrific Pinot Noir, and was one of the first California regions to gain such a reputation. The combination of sunny days, cooling fog and thin clay soils are tailor-made for the variety. Another factor in Pinot Noir’s prominent place here is vintners’ willingness to experiment widely. The history of the grape in Carneros is marked by continuous research into clonal variations, viticultural techniques and site selection. Careful evaluation over time has revealed a signature flavor profile as well. Complex aromas and flavors of cherry, red berry, spice, earth and cola appear time and again in Carneros Pinot Noir. To this day the appellation remains one of California’s standard bearers for the variety.