Lot 165 | 2018 Napa Carneros "Estate" Pinot Noir 750ml

Lot 165 | 2018 Napa Carneros "Estate" Pinot Noir 750ml

Oh man, I'm in love. This gorgeous, textbook Napa Carneros Pinot Noir comes to us from one of the pioneers of not just Napa Carneros, but the larger Napa Valley region. If you are a Pinot Noir fan, I am confident this wine's effortless finesse will have broad appeal. It is faaantastic, ya just gotta trust me!

Priced at $50/bottle out of the tasting room with 91- and 93-point scores from a couple of the "big four" reviewers (wish I could name who scored what but these folks are quite protective), it's a fantastic offer at just $20/bottle. This is the same wine the winery bottled, they just had more than they could use.

Dark garnet in the glass. Beautifully expressive nose with well-delineated strawberry and black cherry fruit accented by lilac, sweet plums, and earthy black tea and a kiss of sandalwood from the medium-toast French oak. Tons of verve here aromatically. The entry is supple and seamless with ripe red and black fruits amply supported by fresh, vibrant, mineral-driven acidity that leads to a beautiful, perfectly-balanced finish. This is fantastic Pinot Noir, deftly-made with an crystalline effortlessness that makes it nearly impossible to drink just one glass. Grabs the case folks, you won't regret it. Only 400 cases available!

100% Pinot Noir, 100% Napa Carneros Estate
35% new French oak, medium-toast.
14.1% alc.

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