Wine Review

Color:  Red

Type:  Table

Maturity:  Descending

Appellation:  Los Carneros
Country:  United States

State:  California

County:  Sonoma

Region:  North Coast (CA)
Producer Wine Name Varietal Reviewer Rating Vintage Cost
Domaine Carneros  The Famous Gate  Pinot Noir Mike Taylor Very good  2000  $45.00
Domaine Carneros's flagship Pinot Noir is "The Famous Gate." The name signifies the entrance to the renowned wine regions of Napa and Sonoma Valley.

We recently opened their 2000 vintage. The wine shows some age with a light garnet core and fades to a brownish/orange rim. On the nose are delicate aromas of cherry, tea and spice. In the mouth, the cherry flavor melds within a light and lean body, smooth soft tannins and subtle refreshing acidity. This Pinot is happily balanced, has a medium finish with a somewhat delicate intensity. Simple yet developed, this is overall a good Pinot Noir, but one that is starting to fade. Drink now.
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Date added: February 25, 2006
Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74

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