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Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Carneros
Acid
0.61g/100ml
pH
3.58
Alcohol %
14.5

2021 Limited Barrel Selection Pinot Noir

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As its name suggests, this wine is produced in very limited quantities representing our best barrels of Pinot Noir. Each year, the blend is unique, composed of a few barrels that exhibit extraordinary character and depth. Stylistically, this 2021 vintage wine continues what has been established in our classic Carneros blend. It is a careful assembly of four types of Pinot Noir – 33% Pommard, 33% Dijon 667, 17% Hanzel, and 16% Calera. Perfect ripeness, integration, and balance come together with French oak barrel aging for 15 months to produce a wine with magnificent presence and gravitas – along with grace and suppleness which are hallmarks of Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
In this extraordinary wine, the signature characteristics one expects from Domaine Carneros Pinot Noirs are lushly presented. The nose opens slowly at a leisurely pace with an array of savory scents including sassafras, olallieberry, and licorice. Its fruit profile presents more dark fruits including cherry pit and black berry compote along with a hint of chocolate and leather on the finish. Fine, velvety tannins, define the palate, with a touch of sweetness from the 66% new French oak and cast of artisan coopers, primarily Remond, Seguin-Moreau, along with Rousseau. This pure expression of our Carneros estate vineyards beckons enjoyment now or can be cellared for an additional eight-plus years to further its complexity.
Vineyard Notes
The 2021 growing season commenced with an early budbreak followed by unseasonably cool spring and early summer temperatures, which helped preserve vineyard health as we entered a second year of drought conditions. Summer temperatures were moderated by the marine layer which allowed the grapes to mature slowly and consistently and resulted in wonderful depth of flavor and concentration at harvest.
Winemaker Notes
100% Estate Grown Pinot Noir. 15 Months Barrel Aged in French oak, 66% new. Clones: 33% Pommard, 33% Dijon 667, 17% Hanzel, 16% Calera.
Other Notes
2,200 sequentially numbered bottles available only at the winery.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Carneros
Acid
0.61g/100ml
pH
3.58
Alcohol %
14.5