Steele Pinot Noir Carneros 2009
We source our Carneros Pinot Noir from the Durell and Sangiacomo Vineyards, both situated in the cool Carneros region of
With Pinot Noir we take a minimal approach to wine making. Fermentations are carried out with as little manipulation as possible. We use a gentle crusher, one short pump-over per day and cool soak the grapes prior to the onset of fermentation. After fermentation the wine is aged for nine months in a combination of French,
This vineyard, given its coastal influence, produces a wine with bright strawberry and cherry flavors, balanced with hints of earth and tobacco. Our approach for Carneros Pinot Noir has always been to produce a classically-styled “Pinot-lover’s Pinot”, with moderate oak, high-tone fruit flavors, a rich nose, juicy palate and long finish.
The quintessential pairing for a “Pinot Lover’s” Pinot is a wild mushroom risotto.