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2009 Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir Carneros
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About Domaine Carneros

Champagne Taittinger opened its showplace winery in Carneros in 1989, where it specializes in making sparkling wines that are creamy yet light on their feet. Winemaker Eileen Crane, handpicked by Claude Taittinger for her position at Carneros, specializes in sparkling wines, and has managed the Domaine's organically farmed vineyard from the start.

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2009 Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir Carneros

Producer: Domaine Carneros
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: California
Region: Other California
Appellation: Carneros

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88 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012

Vivid red.  Spicy raspberry and floral aromas and flavors show good clarity and vivacity.  Gently sweet red berry flavors offer modest concentration and pick up a peppery nuance with air.  Nicely brisk on the finish, with a lingering note of bitter cherry.  (JR)

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About Carneros

Carneros straddles the borders of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys on the north coast of San Pablo Bay. This appellation has thin soils and receives little rainfall. As the sun heats up the vineyards and mountainsides of Napa Valley to the north, the rising hot air draws cool air and fog over Carneros from the ba
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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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