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2016 Estate Pinot Noir

2016 Estate Pinot Noir

Eleven soil types and a variety of Pinot Noir clones and selections, varied terrain, plus the daily effects of cooling summer breezes and morning fog combine to produce exceptional wine from our 335 acre estate vines in Carneros. As our understanding and development of our terroir grows, our estate Pinot Noir gains complexity and consistency.
from $20.25 - $27

2016 Estate Pinot Noir

Eleven soil types and a variety of Pinot Noir clones and selections, varied terrain, plus the daily effects of cooling summer breezes and morning fog combine to produce exceptional wine from our 335 acre estate vines in Carneros. As our understanding and development of our terroir grows, our estate Pinot Noir gains complexity and consistency.
from $20.25 - $27

Tasting Notes

This medium-bodied wine has aromas of plum and cherry with a touch of gravel.

This medium-bodied wine has aromas of plum and cherry with a touch of gravel. The light tannins with a hint of acidity mingle with flavors of dark cherry and blackberry with some earthiness on the palate. The finish is supple and lingering, leaving you anticipating your next sip.

2016 Estate Pinot Noir

Food Pairings

Try this wine with mushroom risotto, roasted pork or barbeque. Notable side dishes would be vegetables with an earthy profile such as: carrots, beets, or mushrooms. Pairs well with a wide variety of hard or soft cheeses accompanied by fall fruits, dried fruit and compotes.

Additional Information

  • Composition100% Estate Pinot Noir
  • Aging9 months
  • AppellationCarneros
  • Alcohol14.5%
  • TA0.56 g/100 ml
  • pH3.7

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.