Schug Carneros Pinot Noir 2016

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Schug Carneros Pinot Noir 2016

SKU 464


This classic Carneros region Pinot Noir offers a wide range of flavors and aromas, in the tradition of the finest red Burgundies of France. "Clonal diversity" is achieved by carefully blending several vineyard lots, each retaining its own unique clonal signature in the blend. The result is a complex wine with a rich bouquet of cherries, berries and hints of spicy new oak. It has flavors reminiscent of black cherry, currant and strawberry, followed by a rich, spicy texture and a long silky finish. This wine pairs nicely with lamb, duck, even grilled fish, and will improve with additional cellaring for 2 to 5 years.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Carneros
Brand Schug
Alcohol/vol 13.8%
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Wine EnthusiastEffusively floral, this is a soft, earthy wine sourced from several sites within the appellation. Baked cherry and raspberry elements are accented in mint and turned earth, with a grainy underbelly of texture and acidity.

Virginie Boone, December 31, 2018
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Wine SpectatorLightly aromatic and light-bodied, with an emphasis on delicacy, allowing the mix of tar and licorice to rise and gain prominence. Drink now through 2024. 6,701 cases made.

James Laube, 2018