Pinot Noir

2016 Le Ciel Serein

Photo of a bottle of 2016 Le Ciel Serein Pinot Noir

This edition features the vaunted "Dijon 667" clone, which is widely planted in California and a particular favorite here in Carneros. The pure fruit expression of this clone is one of its undeniable hallmarks, and in this example showcases a mixture of red and black berries, and a burst of spicy boysenberry.

This site was selected for its rolling hills, diverse exposure, and exceptional soils. Developed between 2002 and 2004 it has been carefully planted to a wide variety of pinot noir clones. Year after year it has proven itself by consistently delivering lush, aromatic, and exciting pinot noir. This edition features the vaunted “Dijon 667” clone (72%). Three other selections complete the blend, the “Pommard UCD-5” (9%), “Dijon 115” (6%), and “Dijon 777” (5%). The resulting blend presents a complex array of fruit and spice accented with silky soft tannins.

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