2021 Domaine Carneros Estate Pinot Noir

Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir begins in our six different sustainably certified Estate Vineyards, which are all located within a few miles of the Château. We grow twenty 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. Winemaker TJ Evans hand selects French oak barrels, 1/3 of them new, to enhance and highlight the earth and spice without overwhelming the delicate fruit.

Tasting Notes

The 2021 edition of our Estate Pinot Noir packs a range of delicious fruit and savory flavors. Beginning with the nose, one encounters subtle red fruits, coastal fern, and tobacco leaf. The palate delivers vibrant red fruits of cranberry and raspberry intertwined with silky creamy texture, followed by notes of spice and forest floor on the warming finish. Ten months of barrel age lends a sweetness that balances the supple tannin from this exceptional vintage producing an intense full bodied Pinot Noir. The hallmark of Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir is the texture, and this wine delivers with a supple and rich mouthfeel.

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Food Pairings

This hand-crafted Pinot Noir can be enjoyed alone as an aperitif or matched with a diverse group of dishes such as beef, poultry, pork, or grilled salmon, prepared in a variety of culinary styles. Our winemaker TJ loves our Estate Pinot Noir with hen of the woods mushroom pizza.

Varietal Composition

Vintage: 2021
Appellation: Carneros
Varietal: 100% Estate Grown Pinot Noir
10 Months Barrel Aged in French oak, 33% new
pH: 3.63
Acid: 0.58g/100ml
Alcohol %: 14.5

94 Points
James Suckling
January 2024
Pouring glasses of Brut

Daily Toast

The first obligation of a great wine is to be delicious.
—Eileen Crane, Founding Winemaker