Clos du Val Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2014
100% Pinot Noir. Lovely ruby color. Aromatic spices awaken the nose with bright raspberry, redcurrant, and pomegranate. Rich complex layers of fruit and spice fill the mouth with notes of mature cherries. An elegant and lingering finish makes it a perfect wine for food, but especially for enjoying by the glass.
After a worldwide search for ideal vineyard properties on which to grow classic French varietals, John Goelet and French winemaker Bernard Portet founded Clos Du Val (French for "enclosure in the valley") in 1972 in the Stags Leap District. It was a small vineyard estate of only 150 acres, so in 1973 they acquired an additional 180 acres in the Carneros district. Portet's French-inspired approach to winemaking, combined with the extraordinary character of the Napa Valley fruit, established Clos Du Val's tradition of classic estate-style wines of balance, complexity, and elegance.