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2007 Robert Stemmler Estate Grown Carneros Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.70, 3,500 cases, $36. The label is inspired by Le Vendange, a 14th century tapestry displayed in the Cluny Museum in France. Represents every part of the Donum Ranch including Dijon, Martini, Roederer, Calera, Hanzell and Swan selections planted in 1989-1990. 100% de-stemmed, native fermentation and Burgundian yeast isolate inoculation. Aged in 40% new French oak. Lovely aromas of red fruits, lemon cola, cherry cobbler and mint. · Primarily red-fruited with a note of chocolate-filled brioche. On the light side with a good spark of acidity on the short finish. Good. Reviewed April 23, 2010

Winery: Robert Stemmler
From article: Small Sips of Pinot