2016 Palfrey Carneros Pinot Noir

This beguiling wine is a textbook example of Pinot Noir from the Carneros appellation. Pure, juicy flavors of raspberry, strawberry and rhubarb greet you on the palate, followed by hints of forest floor and pepper. Made from organic grapes, this wine was put through a partial whole-cluster fermentation just to add a little je ne sais quoi. The finished product is taut and intriguing, and a natural with seared salmon or tuna.

Recipe Pairings

Spice-Crusted Tuna

Flavor Profile


Tastes Like

black tea


Forest Floor



Carneros, Napa, North Coast, California, United States




Game Bird

Did You Know?

Although South African wine only became popular globally in the past few decades, its winemaking history dates back to the time of the Dutch East India Company. The first harvest was in 1659.