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Gloria Ferrer Carneros Pinot Noir 2011

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"Here at Gloria Ferrer we set aside a few special places in our estate vineyards for wines like this. Admittedly, a Pinot Geek’s paradise, with roots that go back to the pioneering days of farming Pinot Noir in Carneros. The 2010 vintage is yet another expression, not just of what goes into Gloria Ferrer sparkling wines, but also of what makes Sonoma Carneros such an endlessly fascinating region for Pinot Noir." -Winery

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Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards:
As the first sparkling wine house in California’s renowned Carneros region, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards was established in 1986. Gloria Ferrer embodies Spanish winegrowing history, time-honored tradition, and centuries-old sustainable practices in creating exceptional sparkling and estate varietal wines blended to pair perfectly with food. With most of our 335-acre estate dedic... Read more
As the first sparkling wine house in California’s renowned Carneros region, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards was established in 1986. Gloria Ferrer embodies Spanish winegrowing history, time-honored tradition, and centuries-old sustainable practices in creating exceptional sparkling and estate varietal wines blended to pair perfectly with food. With most of our 335-acre estate dedicated to Pinot Noir, we are steadfast in our belief that this enigmatic variety brings a timeless grace to our sparkling and estate varietal wines. The Ferrer family’s culture of generosity is expressed in their commitment to high-quality, affordable wines for everyone to enjoy. Celebrate Spain in Sonoma overlooking our Carneros estate vineyards. Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards is the gateway to Sonoma Wine Country, located 40 miles north of San Francisco at the southern tip of the county. While our wines are pure California, our culture is a charismatic blend of vibrant Spanish tradition and casual Sonoma County elegance — providing the ideal entry point for a California wine country experience with a global twist. Guests are encouraged to savor the breathtaking views of Carneros vineyards from our Vista Terrace, while sipping a glass of Gloria Ferrer sparkling or estate varietal wine. Our Sonoma Visitor Center is open every day from 10am - 5pm, with wine service available until 4:45 p.m. Guided winery tours are offered daily at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Cost is $10 per person and includes 2 sparkling wine tastes. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Gloria Ferrer Carneros Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,318
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 09/04/2013

Perhaps a touch hot or just peppery on the nose with some warm forest floor and baking spice notes framing plump black cherry fruit. There is a pepperiness here, a bit in the herbal register. Smooth like silk on entry, this enters the mouth surreptitiously and then appears on the mid palate with pretty good focus and clarity to the herb and forest floor inflected red cherry and cranberry fruit that barely covers a bit of aggressive wood tannins and picks up gentle wood spice notes on the backend. The finish shows some attractive texture, a bit of stem herbal quality and fine grained wood tannins all coming together with fine persistent if showing a touch of rusticity. Shows some power built on a spice of well judged acidity and complexity in a style that would benefit from food, a fine candidate for pairing with planked salmon. 88pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,318
4.40 5
Vintage: 2010 09/04/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Gloria Ferrer Carneros Pinot Noir

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Vintage: 2010 03/01/2013

Gloria Ferrer embodies Spanish winegrowing history, time-honored tradition, and centuries-old winemaking practices in creating exceptional sparkling and estate varietal wines blended to pair perfectly with food.


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Vintage: 2008 07/18/2013

Succulent raspberry, plum and black cherry fruit aromas and hints of brown spice and forest floor announce this delicious Pinot Noir, perhaps our best ever.


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Vintage: 2008 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesA brilliant, pink color with streaks of salmon throughout. Aromas of fresh raspberry, citrus and antique rose mark the bouquet while the palate displays a blood orange character (cherry/citrus) and wild strawberry flavors in the crisp, lengthy finish.


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Vintage: 2008 10/03/2011

Succulent raspberry, plum and black cherry fruit aromas and hints of brown spice and forest floor announce this delicious Pinot Noir, perhaps our best ever. Complex, round and mouth-filling, the wine glides onto the palate displaying pure black cherry and ripe berry flavors, and the long aftertaste is rich yet fresh and agile.


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Vintage: 2007 07/27/2011

Gloria Ferrer is a winery know primary for excellent sparkling wine from grapes grown in their Carneros estate vineyards. Of course those grapes are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and now with many acres of mature vines these varietals have really started to shine as is very evident in this 2007 Estate Pinot. This wine is produced entirely form the free run juice after a three day cold soak and slow fermentation of the individual vineyard lots. Aged for nine months in French oak (33% new), Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this Pinot 94 points saying "The first of Gloria’s 2007 Pinots to be released, and a promising allure to their future block bottlings. The wine is, in a word, superb. It has ripe raspberry, cherry and blackberry fruit, but also a wonderful earthiness of mushrooms, and the tannin-acid balance is near perfect. A gorgeous young wine to decant and enjoy now."



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"Here at Gloria Ferrer we set aside a few special places in our estate vineyards for wines like this. Admittedly, a Pinot Geek’s paradise, with roots that go back to the pioneering days of farming Pinot Noir in Carneros. The 2010 vintage is yet another expression, not just of what goes into Gloria Ferrer sparkling wines, but also of what makes Sonoma Carneros such an endlessly fascinating region for Pinot Noir." -Winery

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