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Gloria Ferrer Carneros Pinot Noir 2012


SKU 1964


Tiny berries plus a small crop provided a high skin to ratio that produces generous wines. A long cool growing season delayed harvest by as much as two weeks. This long growing season provided extra "hang time", giving the fruit more time to develop flavor and concentration and substantial mature tannins. This earthy and brambly Pinot Noir pairs great alongside pan seared duck breast, roasted quail or grilled lamb. Try with soft or hard cheeses and fig compote.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Carneros
Brand Gloria Ferrer
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastEarthy cherry and wild strawberry notes form the core of this deep, concentrated and yet not overly dense wine. Herbal and teasingly tart as it shifts from midpalate to finish, it offers a last splash of nutmeg on the finale.

Virginie Boone, July 1, 2015
  • wa83

Wine AdvocateThe only still wine I tasted from Gloria Ferrer was the light ruby-colored 2012 Pinot Noir Estate, which reveals notes of washed-out cherries, strawberries and a hint of pomegranate. It is light to medium-bodied and pleasant, but ultimately uninteresting and lacking concentration. Drink it over the next year.

Robert Parker, 2014