The 2016 edition of our Limited Barrel Selection is made up of the 7 best barrels in the cellar, which yielded just 171 cases of this very special wine. Perfect ripeness, integration and balance come together with French oak barrel aging to produce a wine with magnificent presence and gravitas - along with grace and suppleness which are hallmarks of Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir.
This pure expression of our Carneros estate beckons enjoyment now or can be cellared for an additional eight-plus years to further its complexity. 2,052 sequentially numbered bottles are available only at the winery.
In this extraordinary wine, the signature characteristics one expects from the domaine are presented in classic style. The nose opens slowly at a leisurely pace with an array of savory scents including lightly roasted coffee, saddle leather, and bright raspberry. Fruit profile presents more black fruits including boysenberry, and baked cherry along with a hint of cigar spice. Very fine, polished tannins, define the palate, with a touch of sweetness from the cast of artisan coopers, primarily Cadus, the house cooperage of Louis Jadot, along with Remond and Dargaud-Jaegle.
Varietal: 100% Estate-grown Pinot Noir
Alcohol %: 14.4%