Pinot Noir

2014 Domaine Carneros Estate

Estate Pinot Noir

Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir begins in our four different estate vineyards, which are all located within four miles of the Chateau. We grow eleven different clones of Pinot Noir and each one contributes its unique flavor profile and personality to make this compelling blend which is truly a mosaic of our Carneros terroir.

The fruit was gently de-stemmed, leaving many whole berries. A “cold soak” followed for five full days prior to fermentation, which took nine to twelve days in small open-topped vats. The fermenting must was punched three times a day to heighten color and flavor development. After pressing off, the finished wine went directly into French oak barrels where it rested for ten months until bottling.

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