2020 Le Ciel Serein Pinot Noir

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. 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.

Tasting Notes

There is a vibrant juiciness that is characteristic of the energy of the vintage. With time in the glass, the nose opens up to bergamot, thyme, cola, and pomegranate. The palate offers cherries, black raspberry, cedar, and saddle leather riding long through the finish. The final blend enjoyed 14 months of barrel age (40% new) from our favorite French coopers of Cadus, Francois-Freres, and Sirugue.

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Food Pairings

Our winemaker recommends enjoying this well balanced wine with roasted beets & goat cheese, or the Pinot pairing classic - a rack of lamb dressed with orange glaze.

Varietal Composition

Vintage: 2020
Varietal: 100% Estate Pinot Noir
Acid: 0.64g/100ml
pH: 3.65
Alcohol: 14.5%

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