Wine Review: Domaine Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2014

Basic Information

Name – Domaine Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2014

Producer – Domaine Carneros

Vintage – 2014

Region – USA – California – Napa – Carneros

Varietal – Pinot Noir

Pricing –  $42.00

Alcohol – 14.2%

Appearance

The wine is clear and pale ruby in color.

Aroma/Nose

The nose is clean with medium intensity. Notes of jammy red fruit, red cherry and strawberry intermingle with a nice oak.

Palate

This wine is dry with high acidity, low tannins and a medium body. The flavors consist of strawberry, red cherry and oak. There is a nice medium + in length oak finish to this wine.

Overall Experience

The Domaine Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2014 is pretty simple pinot noir that was pleasant to drink. Not overly complex flavors, but has slightly greater body than their Avant Garde Pinot Noir. Overall, we thought this was a good wine suitable for any occasion.

Pairings

Food – Beef, Poultry or Pork

Cigar – Rocky Patel The Edge Habano Torpedo, Tatuaje FrankRocky Patel Edge HabanoCamacho Liberty Series 2005 ThrowbackTrinidad Santiago or Perdomo 20th Anniversary

Wine Publication Ratings

Wine Spectator – 90pts.

Winemakers Tasting Notes

The 2014 edition of our Estate Pinot Noir packs a full range of red and darker berry flavors. Beginning with the nose, one encounters delicate rose petal, strawberry jam, and blackberry cobbler. 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 silky mouth-feel guaranteed to please.

About Domaine Carneros – https://www.domainecarneros.com