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2016 Colmar 538 Selection Pinot Noir

2016 Colmar 538 Selection Pinot Noir

The Colmar 538 clone, originally from Alsace, France, is one of our favorite clones planted on our 340-acre estate vineyard because of its balance. Only select acres on our property are planted with this clone. These grapes deliver dark fruit characters with spice and an earthy backtone classic of great Pinot Noir.
from $53 - $70

2016 Colmar 538 Selection Pinot Noir

The Colmar 538 clone, originally from Alsace, France, is one of our favorite clones planted on our 340-acre estate vineyard because of its balance. Only select acres on our property are planted with this clone. These grapes deliver dark fruit characters with spice and an earthy backtone classic of great Pinot Noir.
from $53 - $70

Tasting Notes

This beautiful garnet colored wine greets you with notes of cranberry and blackberry spice.

Flavors of pomegranate and cherry perfectly balance with the acidity. The wine has a silky elegance that leads into a lush finish.

2016 Colmar 538 Selection Pinot Noir

Food Pairings

Red cherry and ripe blackberry notes pair with black pepper encrusted wild boar, venison with Bing cherries or leg of lamb rubbed with rosemary. The touch of spice blended with cedar is a superb match for cedar plank salmon, spiced duck breast or herb roasted chicken. The touch of oak complements aged hard cheeses such as Grana Padano, Gouda or Mezzo Sec.

Additional Information

  • Composition100% Estate Pinot Noir
  • Aging9 months
  • AppellationCarneros
  • Alcohol14.5
  • TA0.53 g/100ml
  • pH3.76
  • Production100

The growing season of 2016 got off to an early start with mild weather through the summer allowing the grapes to ripen at a moderate rate developing deep and intense character. As a result of the early spring, harvest came early too, beginning a full 2 1⁄2 weeks earlier than average. Mild weather through the harvest brought the fruit in at a slow pace allowing us to pick each block at its optimal ripeness. The yields were average & the fruit quality was excellent.