Carneros Ranch Pinot Noir 2014
By combining clonal selections of Pinot Noir as an artist combines colors on his palate, winemaker Ken Foster is able to craft a wine that showcases the qualities that best define Carneros grown Pinot Noir.
On the nose, aromas of freshly picked cherry, raspberry, and strawberry abound. From the first sip to the last, this Pinot Noir fills the palate with luxurious red fruit character that is enhanced by a note of the exotic spice for which Carneros Pinots are known. The wine’s acidity is in perfect balance and the mouthfeel is supple and broad - a hallmark of superb Pinot Noir.
Few winemakers have worked with cool climate California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay longer than Ken Foster. From David Bruce Winery in the ocean cooled Santa Cruz Mountains to Carneros Wine Company in the wind-swept Carneros appellation, Ken has studied a vast array of Pinot clones. the terroir they are grown in, and how the two will combine to express themselves in the wines he produces.
Known for elegant wines that combine power and finesse, Carneros is set in the rolling hills that straddle the southernmost parts of both Sonoma and Napa counties. The cooling winds from the abutting San Pablo Bay, combined with lots of midday California sunshine, create an ideal environment for producing wines with a perfect balance of crisp acidity and well-ripened fruit.