2016 Carneros Pinot Noir   

Carneros - Napa Valley - Released October 2018 

Winemaker's Notes:

Our new offering made with grapes sourced from the famed Stanly Ranch on the Napa Side of Carneros.  The Alta offering is a combination of four clones:  Pommard, 114, 115, and 777.  All clones were fermented together for 22 days.  The wine went through ML fermentation and was aged for 14 months in 50% new and 50% second year French oak barrels.  Racked just once.  Unfiltered and unfinned.  

Tasting Notes:

90 Points Robert Parker: "The 2016 Pinot Noir has a pale to medium ruby-purple color and expressive nose of black cherries, mulberries and black raspberries with touches of violets and cinnamon stick, plus a waft of underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the ripe, vibrant cherry flavors fill the palate, framed by satiny tannins and a racy acid line, finishing long and tangy."

 

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