Carneros Hills

2014 Estate Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

California: Napa Valley: Carneros

Offer Expired:Mar 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

The other side

Are you ready for one very impressive Pinot Noir that’s priced to please? Well, I have an Ultra QPR for you in today’s very special Carneros Hills 2014 Estate Pinot Noir.

This delicious wine is 45% off and our allocation is modest, so please be sure to reserve yours soon.

Lively and aromatic, with bright young strawberry, cherry spice candy, young blackberry, soft cedar, cranberry, caramel, subtle cocoa and a hint of clove.

Coating the palate with flavors of black cherry, strawberry, raspberry, soft dark spice, dark caramel, vanilla and softly toasted oak.

This delicious wine is 45% off and our allocation is modest, so please be sure to reserve yours soon.

The Carneros AVA (American Viticultural Area) which was officially designated in 1983, and straddles Sonoma and Napa Counties, is the cradle of California Pinot Noir.

The Carneros Hills Winery Estate Vineyard is comprised of individual blocks which are farmed and harvested to maximize the potential of each mesoclimate within the vineyard site, taking into account the natural variations in vigor and exposure that exist. The ultimate goal of this fine-tuned approach to farming is to find the best expression of the unique qualities of this singular site.

Of particular note, this vineyard displays characteristics which are rarely found in the Carneros district: clay loam soils that are interlaced with chalky rock and gravel derived from ancient uplifted sea-bed. The steep slopes and ridge-top plateaus that possess these distinctive soils are the hallmark of the wine that is made from them.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Gemlike, with dark red hues are the core of the wine, and a pretty ribbon of light pink at the edges.

Smell:

Young strawberry, cherry spice candy, young blackberry, soft cedar, cranberry, caramel, subtle cocoa and a hint of clove.

Taste:

Black cherry, strawberry, raspberry, soft dark spice, dark caramel, vanilla and softly toasted oak.

Finish:

Exceptionally long, with dark fruit flavors that seem to linger forever. Midway through, an intriguing note of caramel appears, giving the wine a creamy feel that makes the wine feel soft and round.

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As all of these flavors fade, a dryness starts at the back palate, spreading slowly forward until a soft, plush dryness reminds you to take another delicious sip.
Pairing:

Enjoy this wine with a grilled mushroom risotto with fresh herbs. Grilled chicken or your favorite fish would also be a delight with this remarkably tasty treat.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Eric Johannsen
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2014
Appellation
Napa Valley, Carneros Hills
Abv
14.2%
pH
3.77
TA
5.1 g/L
Brix at Harvest
24.5-25.8
Harvest date
September 5 – 13, 2014
Aging
9 months
Barrels
30% new French oak
Bottling date
July 2015

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Mar 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price
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