+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Buena Vista Pinot Noir Carneros 2001

Winemaker's Notes:

After harvest, the grapes were cold soaked for two to five days to increase color, fruit and texture. After fermentation, the wine was aged in a combination of French (80%) and American (20%) oak barrels. This Merlot spent 25 months in wood prior to bottling. The 2001 Carneros Merlot is a classic example of cool climate Merlot’s ability to be rich, well structured and complex. Aromas of blackberry, Queen Anne cherry and mocha are highlighted by light notes of herb and sweet vanilla oak. Beautifully layered flavors of cherry, plum, anise and cocoa are delivered to the palate amid rich soft tannins. The smooth elegant mouthfeel leads way to a long lingering finish.

3.92 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add

Member Reviews for Buena Vista Pinot Noir Carneros

Add your review
Snooth User: joss
73889988
3.50 5
06/04/2008

Three and a half glasses



After harvest, the grapes were cold soaked for two to five days to increase color, fruit and texture. After fermentation, the wine was aged in a combination of French (80%) and American (20%) oak barrels. This Merlot spent 25 months in wood prior to bottling. The 2001 Carneros Merlot is a classic example of cool climate Merlot’s ability to be rich, well structured and complex. Aromas of blackberry, Queen Anne cherry and mocha are highlighted by light notes of herb and sweet vanilla oak. Beautifully layered flavors of cherry, plum, anise and cocoa are delivered to the palate amid rich soft tannins. The smooth elegant mouthfeel leads way to a long lingering finish.

5,027 cases produced.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.3% pH: 3.62
Total Acidity: 0.62 grams per liter

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Merlot Top Lists







Snooth Media Network