2010 José S. Ferrer Pinot Noir
Our flagship Pinot Noir.
José named Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards to honor his loving wife. In turn, we named our finest Pinot Noir to honor José. This is a very select blend, chosen specifically to showcase the quality our Carneros estate vineyards. The 2010 vintage was remembered as one of the coolest growing seasons on record, this challenging season produced a bold Pinot Noir that is sure to stand out amongst the rest.
User Ratings & Reviews
The nose on this wine is loaded with spice, black cherry and earth. The on the mouth it continues with generous cherry blackberry and cedar spice. It has an elegant mouthfeel with smooth and persistant tannins finishing with a hint of leather.
Pairs well with grilled pork, roasted chicken or seared duck breast. Excellent with mushrooms, figs and berry desserts.
The most exceptional blocks from our 335-acre Carneros vineyard are selected each vintage for this bottling. Meticulous cluster and shoot thinning help promote extraordinary depth in the fruit, and our winemaker has chosen just a few of the best barrels from among these special lots to compose the blend. Each careful step in the making of this wine is based on over twenty years of experience with Pinot Noir on our estate and it represents a fitting tribute to our founder, José S. Ferrer. The José S. Ferrer Pinot Noir was produced in limited quantity and is only available through the winery.
- 100% Carneros Estate Pinot Noir
- The grapes were de-stemmed and lightly crushed
- Cold soaked for two days, then fermented at 85˚F on the skins
- Gently racked to barrel once and left to age until racking just before blending and bottling
- Aged for 9 months in 100% French Oak and 40% New Oak barrels
Case Production -
- 300 Cases
- pH: 3.74,
- Total Acidity: .58 g/100 ml,
- Alcohol: 14.5%,