Lot 944 | 2021 Carneros
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Everything you’d ever want in a cool climate expression of Pinot Noir from the Sonoma County side of Carneros, with lots of tension and mouthwatering acidity. The aromatic intensity ushers in a bright frame of fruit, calling to mind cherries, cranberries, and raspberries. Violet florals and earthy forest floor notes add intrigue. On the palate, those aromatics present tart, tense red berry fruits, and the wine is terrifically racy, with supple tannins that are present but not overpowering, rather bringing beautiful balance to the acid tension. Subtle oak notes in the wine add a frame to the fruit with terrific integration. This is one to enjoy now with good aeration and will keep well over the next 5-7 years. The medium body and long supple finish will shine as a solo sipper or alongside most any of your favorite dishes, especially vegetarian options like loaded sweet potatoes with black beans and cheddar.
- Pinot Noir
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2027
- Release Email
If you type “Carneros” into the search bar on our Cameron Hughes website, you’ll find several wines, but there’s a caveat: they’re accompanied by the words “SOLD OUT.” And, if you look at the fine print, you might notice something extra special about Lot 944 2021 Carneros Pinot Noir — aside from it being an absolutely riveting Carneros Pinot Noir, it’s uniquely from the Sonoma County side of Carneros.
What’s so special about that? The Los Carneros AVA is an American viticultural area that straddles both Napa and Sonoma counties—so nice, they grabbed it twice! Its proximity to the San Pablo Bay means cooling fog and bay breezes create the perfect conditions for growing Pinot Noir. Some total all-star wineries inhabit the western Sonoma side, too, including Gloria Ferrer, Cline Family Cellars, Ram’s Gate, and Viansa.