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Carpe Diem Pinot Noir 2014

Producer Information

Domaine Anderson is nestled in the breathtaking, fog-cooled hillside and mountain terrain of Northern California’s Anderson Valley. Purchased by Champagne Louis Roederer in 2011, the Dach family vineyard prides itself on its limited production and classical wine making style. The cooling marine climate characteristic of this region provides ideal conditions for the cultivation of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. All the wines wines are crafted with precision and care to express the uniqueness of the Anderson Valley terroir. This Pinot Noir for Domaine Anderson’s second wine, Carpe Diem, is made from 90% grapes sourced exclusively from wholly-owned Anderson Valley vineyards.

Vineyards

First produced in 2013, Carpe Diem Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are made in Northern California’s Anderson Valley. This region has gained an excellent reputation over the years, and is renowned for having the ideal terroir for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for still wines. Not far from the coast and the Pacific Ocean, this fog-shrouded region provides excellent growing conditions for these delicate grapes.

Winemaking

100% Pinot Noir grapes are aged for 10 months in 25% new French Oak.

Tasting Note

“Burgundian in its earthy, feral aromas, yet simultaneously jammy in flavor, this boasts gamy undertones and a soft texture. The producer recommends decanting an hour before serving.”

– Wine Enthusiast

Food Pairing

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

Serving Suggestion

Serve at 12°C

Press

Decanter: 95 Points

Oz Clarke: 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: A remarkable mix of deliciousness and elegance: red and black fruit on the nose and lingering throughout the palate making this a well-balanced wine with great length.

Anderson Valley, California
100% Pinot Noir
Natural Cork
14.5%

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