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Artesa Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2017

Handcrafted, lush and bright. The film 'Wine Country' was filmed here!
  • $69.00

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Primary Notes: Strawberry, Cherries Pepper

Secondary Notes: Vanilla

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Medium -

Alcohol (%):

Origin: Sonoma County, California, USA

Maker: Artesa

Grape: Pinot Noir / Pinot Nero

Fermentation: Heavy Wood

Awards: &gt, 90 pts

Decanting:

Serving Temperature: Best served between 14–16 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Peking duck, spicy hot pot, Thai prawn curry

Western Food Pairing: roast chicken, bacon stuffed mushrooms, beef burger

Description

Artesa Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2017

Artesa Los Carneros Pinot Noir has bright and delicate aromas of raspberry, cherry and rose petals. The palate is medium-bodied, dry and fruit-forward with a vibrant acidity and superb balance. Lush strawberry, cherry, mulberry and plum flavours are accompanied by light vanilla spice and white pepper notes. Closes in a long finish.
Fun Fact: “Artesa” is Catalan for “handcrafted.”

100% Pinot Noir. The fruit for this wine comes from nine blocks on Artesa's Estate Vineyard in Los Carneros, Napa Valley, California. The vines grow in a unique terroir with Haire clay loam soils and a high drainage capacity on some of the highest hillside blocks of the Artesa estate.
Hand harvesting the grapes at night to preserve freshness and fruit integrity. Whole cluster fermentation with stems for 30% of the Estate Vineyard lots, the rest went through fermentation with whole berries (no crushing) after destemming. The berries go through a cold soak for 3 days with 70% in stainless steel tanks and 30% in puncheons. 100% native yeast fermentation with punching down three times a day. The free run wine enters French oak barrels (30%) for 10 months, where it ages on lees. Racking once before bottling.
 
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES

Delicate, crunchy red fruit is lifted by a floral accent in this estate-farmed wine. Crushed rock and iron components add complexity and texture to a rounded, rich and balanced expression of the variety.

Refined flavors of dried cherry, red currant and plum tart are flanked by touches of membrillo and ample toasty notes. The minerally finish lingers with cooking spice accents.