2017 Le Ciel Serein
We call it “Le Ciel Serein” and it just might be the most picturesque ranch in Carneros. This site was selected for its rolling hills, diverse exposure, and exceptional soils. This edition offers notes of ripe plum, wild berries, delicate cigar spice, and carob nibs.
With respect to tannin, the 2017 vintage merges the firmness of the 2013 with the juicy nature of 2015. This is a pinot noir with both red and blue fruits, and a lot of tangy berry notes. With more time in the glass the nose opens up with recollections of a coastal redwood forest understory featuring moist ferns, turned earth and tree bark. The palate offers ripe plum, wild berries, delicate cigar spice, and carob nibs. The final blend enjoyed fifteen months of barrel age (40% new) from our favorite French coopers.
Varietal: 100% Estate Pinot Noir