Our style for Steele Carneros Pinot Noir has always been one of moderate oak, high-tone fruit flavors and aromas of black cherry, with a rich nose, juicy palate and long finish. After fermentation the wine was aged for nine months in a combination of French, Oregon and Hungarian oak barrels. Because of the popularity of this wine, we bottle it in both 750 and 375 ml bottles.
Our Carneros Pinot Noir is a flavorful, layered, versatile wine with universal appeal. This has been confirmed by its inclusion in the Wine Spectators Top 100 Wines of the Year in several vintages. The wine shows strawberry and cherry preserves in the nose and on the palate along with well-integrated hints of oak, vanilla, and cassis. It has silky tannins and a pleasant medium-length finish with flavors of tobacco and plum. Traditional food pairings work well with this wine including lamb, grilled pork loin, bacon wrapped scallops, salmon and tuna. Or enjoy a bottle with appetizers or cheese.
Varietal: Pinot Noir
This small section of Northern California is situated at the base of both the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Carneros has made its reputation with its Pinot Noirs, which are filled with strawberry, cherry, spice, and chocolate, and are very rich and seductive. Chardonnay is also excellent, very buttery but not too fat.