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104 Ratings
Artesa Carneros Pinot Noir

Wine Details

Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) Hand harvested at night when temperatures are cool, the grape clusters were quickly brought to the winery where they were de-stemmed and carefully placed in a stainless steel tank for a five-day cold soak, a technique that gently extracts color, flavor and soft tannin from the grape skins. Following a 10-day fermentation in stainless steel the wine was transferred to 100% French oak barrels (40% new) where it aged for 10 months. The wine was bottled without fining.

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    This fruit-forward style Pinot Noir displays rose petal, juicy cherry, fleshy plum, and pomegranate. Barrel aging adds hints of vanilla, brown sugar, and spice for a fresh lingering finish.

    over 6 years
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    Its a light body and color and not too sweet. I don't think it's fruit forward.

    over 5 years
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    Nice but a little tannic / harsh... maybe better with food

    over 5 years
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    earthy and even but a little aggresive

    almost 6 years
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    Strong oak taste made it seem salty.

    almost 6 years
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    A fuller flavoured Pinot

    over 6 years
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    Moon Meadow, 14.3%

    over 4 years
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    earthy

    about 6 years
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    over 6 years
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    smooth

    about 6 years