Robert Stemmler Winery

2011 Carneros Estate Grown Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir •Stemmler Estate

California: Sonoma County: Carneros

Offer Expired:Oct 22, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$44.00
Avg. Price

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We are very excited to welcome Robert Stemmler Winery back to our pages, today! Stemmler’s 2011 Estate Grown Pinot Noir is a 90 point (Wine Spectator) beauty that we are offering today with our boldest recommendation.

An uncharacteristically cool year, the 2011 vintage was a challenging one for California winemakers. This may be especially true for Pinot producers. The winemaker on our tasting panel remarked, “if this wine were a French Burgundy, it would be very expensive.” Indeed, today’s wine reminds us finer Burgundies.

This Pinot wonder 100% estate grown Pinot Noir, from the Carneros estate vineyard of Robert Stemmler, is comprised of 42% Donum-Roederer selection, 30% Calera, 18% Dijon and 10% Martini clones.

Enjoy this elegant wine with a fine meal, or all on its own. In fact, we recommend that you enjoy it by itself and also with a wide variety of elegant fare.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark crimson at the heart of the wine, with gorgeous ruby edging. Perfect clarity through and through.

Smell:

Lush on the nose, with aromas of black cherry, forest floor, leather, strawberry compote, raspberry bramble and subtle sweetwood.

Taste:

Austere and elegant with flavors of tart cherry, young strawberry, hard leather, slate minerals, summer forest floor, mulberry and dry toast.

Finish:

Mouthwatering and bright, with fruit flavors that tail off to reveal more mineral and dried earthy character.

Pairing:

Roast duck breast with a balsamic black cherry reduction.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Kenneth Juhasz
Accolades
90 Points - Wine Spectator
Appellation
Los Carneros, California
Fruit Composition
100% Estate Grown Pinot Noir
ABV
13.8%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Oct 22, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$44.00
Avg. Price
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