Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir Carneros 2007

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The 2007 Pinot Noir Reserve is sophisticated, serious and classic. The wine opens with fresh aromas of dark fruit—bla...

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Write your review here, and rate the wine from 1 to 5 glasses above.This really offers up some nice, complex aromatics that start off rather pine f... Read more

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Lots of cherry and some earthiness in the aromas. More depth to the cherries in the midpalate, which turns very much in the direction of black cher... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir Carneros

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.00 5
02/15/2010

Write your review here, and rate the wine from 1 to 5 glasses above.This really offers up some nice, complex aromatics that start off rather pine foresty with really sweet wood tones that recall coffee cream, and marshmallows but gains some depth with a meaty note and accents of sweet pipe tobacco and some dried tomato. On entry this is sweet but quickly turns hard and angular with tough little tannins fighting the small red fruits for your attention. The tannins win on the moderately short finish, which is also a tad hot.This just may need time but is a little disappointing. 86pts


User Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir Carneros

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
09/22/2009

Tasted at the winery 9/20/09


Snooth User: drdebs
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3.50 5
03/27/2009

Lots of cherry and some earthiness in the aromas. More depth to the cherries in the midpalate, which turns very much in the direction of black cherry. Some creaminess and chocolate notes in the aftertaste, along with baking spice. Not the silky texture I associate with Pinot Noir, but lots of grip in the midpalate for a wine at this price point. The texture improves with air. Hard to argue with at $11.


Snooth User: HopeG
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4.00 5
07/05/2009

This has been a long time favorite of ours. I can appreciate a bargain when I taste it and this one continues to please!


Snooth User: jayloh
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3.50 5
03/04/2010

Not a wine expert, but this was pretty decent

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Snooth User: dbabenco
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5.00 5
11/20/2009

This is the most fabulous wine that I have ever tasted! Wonderful aroma paired with wonderful flavor! I give this 5 wine glasses!!!!


Snooth User: 2BuckNonSnob
2051274
4.00 5
06/25/2009

I just picked this one up at Trader Joes and it is bar none, the best $8.50 bottle of Pinot I've ever tasted. I'm a committed fan of Joes 2-buck Chuck Sharaz, and a decades-devoted non-snob. RM has hit a home run with this one!! Fantastic wine.


External Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir Carneros

External Review
05/23/2011

Good full red. Pretty, floral aromas of raspberry and strawberry. Round and sweet, with a slightly edgy sweet/sour character to the varietally accurate red berry flavors. A bit less sappy and convincing than the 2005 release was at a similar stage, but this is round and persistent, with fine-grained tannins.


External Review
05/23/2011

Intriguing aromas with flavors to match, a smooth and polished texture with elegant, appealing spice, black cherry and herb notes.


External Review
05/23/2011

Good bright, dark red. Red berries and flowers on the nose, with a high-toned suggestion of strawberry syrup. Sweet and fruity but a bit simple, with strawberry and redcurrant dominating; some hints of spicy oak. A tad dry on the back but probably best for drinking over the next three or four years.


External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe Pinot Noir is a lovely floral wine with a kick of refreshing acidity. Ripe, well-integrated tannins merge with flavors of dark plum enlivened with a zing of cranberry and whispers of tobacco and green tea. The complex array of aromas and flavors comes from grapes grown in the Los Carneros region of Napa and Sonoma Valleys, where the cool marine climate and clay loam soils foster vibrantly fruity Pinot Noir. More than a dozen different Pinot Noir clones contribute depth and dimension to the wine, and specially selected Burgundian yeasts add further nuances of flavor. Aging in small Burgundian barrels imparts a hint of toasty oak in the long, lingering finish


External Review
05/23/2011

A medium-weight style, displaying simple, delicate strawberry, plum and cherry flavors that are pure and focused. Successful in presenting the grape in a delicate and persistent manner. Drink now through 2014.


External Review
05/23/2011

Good deep, bright red. Aromas of cherry, underbrush and spicy oak. Broad and pliant but light on its feet, with sweet red fruit flavors perked up by flowers and spices. In a distinctly juicy style; not especially long but the tannins are fine. I like the touch of whole clusters here.


External Review
05/23/2011

All the work that the winery did for so many years with Pinot Noir is brought home with this delicate, elegant wine. It combines lovely Carneros cherry, pomegranate, cola and spice flavors with cool-climate acidity to produce a dry, silky table wine that's easy to like. It's not an ageable blockbuster, but will be irresistible now with roast duck, pork or salmon dishes.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The vineyard team hand-harvested the Pinot Noir grapes in the cool morning hours to capture vivid fruit flavors and natural balance. Most of the fruit was destemmed and lightly crushed prior to fermentation; in some of the tanks we used a percentage of whole clusters during fermentation to increase complexity. Using specially selected yeast cultures, the wine fermented in open-top stainless-steel fermentation tanks. After an average of 26 days maceration (skin contact), the wine was transferred to 100% new French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation, followed by 12 months of barrel aging. Wine analysis: 0.695% total acid, 3.39 pH, 0.059% residual sugar, and 15.6% alcohol, by volume

Tasting Notes:

The 2007 Pinot Noir Reserve is sophisticated, serious and classic. The wine opens with fresh aromas of dark fruit—black cherry, blackberry and black plum—underscored by notes of earth, spice and minerality. Similar flavors blossom in the mouth, backed by richly textured, firm tannins. A powerful wine with weight, presence and elegance.

The vineyard team hand-harvested the Pinot Noir grapes in the cool morning hours to capture vivid fruit flavors and natural balance. Most of the fruit was destemmed and lightly crushed prior to fermentation; in some of the tanks we used a percentage of whole clusters during fermentation to increase complexity. Using specially selected yeast cultures, the wine fermented in open-top stainless-steel fermentation tanks. After an average of 26 days maceration (skin contact), the wine was transferred to 100% new French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation, followed by 12 months of barrel aging. Wine analysis: 0.695% total acid, 3.39 pH, 0.059% residual sugar, and 15.6% alcohol, by volume

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931 Cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 100% new French oak barrels


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