Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Carneros|
Beginning with the nose, one encounters bright raspberry and cooked cherry notes along with hints of sassafras and freshly turned earth. Ten months of barrel age lends a sweetness that balances the supple tannin from this exceptional vintage producing an intense, full-bodied Pinot Noir. Of particular note in this vintage is the juicy and sweet fruited entry upon the palate, backed up by delicate spice notes that lead to a lengthy, warming finish. The hallmark of Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir is the texture, and this wine delivers with a supple and silky mouth-feel. This dynamic wine can be enjoyed alone as an aperitif or matched with a diverse group of dishes such as beef, poultry, pork or grilled salmon, prepared in a variety of culinary styles.
Minerally at the core, with a rich, grainy texture and finely integrated flavors of dried currant, raspberry and cherry, supported by crisp tannins. Notes of orange zest linger on the juicy finish. Drink now through 2023.