Gloria Ferrer Carneros Pinot Noir 2017
Fresh aromas of bay and sage balanced with cinnamon and allspice make up the bouquet. The front of the palate has tart acidity, which softens over time, while the back of the palate is filled with a lush fruitiness. You’ll also discover black cherry, ripe plum, and cranberry flavors before the lingering finish.
The inviting fruit and warm spice in this wine pair with robiola, truffled pecorino, or a gorgonzola dolce with dried berries, and almonds. Try a bacon cheddar grilled cheese with a celery root and apple slaw for the perfect comfort food pairing. For your main course try a fennel scented pork roast with melting potatoes. To finish, a pumpkin mascarpone ice cream with an almond toffee dust will enhance the subtle spices and soft tannins of this Pinot.
Gloria Ferrer is the offspring of a powerful parent: Freixenet of Spain, the world's largest producer of sparkling wine. Drawn to the promise of California, Freixenet established a California winery, naming it after the wife of Freixenet's president. The winery in Carneros is one of the best stops in all of Wine Country. Visit the aging caves carved in the hillside and enjoy the sun-splashed deck while noshing on roasted almonds and sipping bubbly. Wines produced are Blanc de Noir, Brut, Brut Rose, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Rose.
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.