2016 Pinot Noir, Carneros Estate. GOLD MEDAL!


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This wine is made in a classic Burgundian style, layer upon layer of fruits such as blackberry and wild forest strawberry. It’s perfectly balanced, with layers of complexity and smokiness. Soft as satin on the palate with rich fruit flavors of  dark morello cherry and strawberry , hints of truffles and tobacco and good acidity.  This Pinot will provide a good counterpoint to a fine roast leg of Lamb or Goose or simply on its own. It will age gracefully, gaining additional complexity with patient cellaring.

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Our Pinot Noir comes from a single vineyard on the eastern side of the Sonoma Coast Appellation, the 2005 Harvest represented the eighth leaf for this vineyard. Clonal selection was a key factor in selecting this vineyard, the Vineyard contains Pommard, and Dijon clones 115 and 777, creating a wonderful balance of fruit flavors. Wines from this Vineyard have achieved 97 points in the Wine spectator. Trellising on this vineyard is 8*6. Yields are managed for Peter Cellars to 2.5 tons an acre. Even though this is our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir we are assessing whether this vineyard will become our first single vineyard designate.