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 PairingsSpice-Crusted Tuna
Carneros, Napa, North Coast, California, United States
More than a dozen red grape varieties may be used to make a Côtes du Rhône red, but the most common are Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre.