Carpe Diem Pinot Noir

Anderson Valley, California, United States

Vintage: 2014 (Current) | 2015 (Pending)

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Carpe Diem Pinot Noir 2014

Reviews

Decanter

95 Points

August 1, 2017, Oz Clarke & Ronan Sayburn MS

“An exciting wine that is positively lean in style, and then a pure, dry strawberry fruit asserts itself on the palate, mingled with herbs and rosehip, and just a little nutty sweetness to soften it.” Ronan Sayburn MS (95): “A remarkable mix of deliciousness and elegance: red and black fruits coming through on the nose and lingering throughout the palate making this a well-balanced wine with great length.”

Wine Enthusiast

91 Points

December 1, 2016, Jim Gordon

“Bright aromas and vibrant fruit flavors combine for a very energized, beautifully balanced wine that will shine at the dinner table. It has rhubarb and sour-cherry aromas, red-cherry and cinnamon flavors, a lively texture and lingering finish.”

Overview

Carpe Diem Pinot Noir is made in Northern California‘s Anderson Valley. Over the years, this region has gained the reputation of an ideal terroir to grow Pinot Noir for still wines. Grapes for the Carpe Diem Pinot Noir are selected exclusively from the best vineyards in Northern California‘s cool Anderson Valley. This fog-shrouded region not far from Mendocino Coast and the Pacific Ocean provides ideal growing conditions for these delicate grapes. Vinified under the meticulous supervision of Roederer‘s winemaking team, Carpe Diem‘s philosophy is to offer the best of two worlds: the richness of California fruit and the elegance of a French wine.
 

Winemaking

Burgundian winemaking style in Northern California.

Tasting Notes

The Carpe Diem show aromas of fresh cherries and exotic spices.
Black cherry flavors are kept fresh by brisk acidity.

Food Pairing

Try with roasted pheasant with bright, tangerine roasted root vegetables, or any dish highlighting grilled chicken and herbs.
 

Technical Information

Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Wine Alcohol: 13.7%

pH: 3.67

Fermentation: 14-22 days in open top fermenters at 82 degrees

Aging: Nine months in barrels

Aging Potential: 5-10 years

Suggested Retail Price: $30.00