Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir Carneros 2008
Hand-harvested in cool morning hours Partial whole-cluster fermentation for spice and depth Co-fermentation of Pinot Noir clones for layers of flavor Fermented in open top stainless steel, standard stainless steel and standard wood uprights Select French yeasts for enhanced complexity and character 20 days skin contact (maceration) to soften tannins 100% in-barrel malolactic fermentation Six months aging in toasted French barrels (27% new oak)
Editorial Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir Carneros
Very dark and cola-scented with noticeable alcohol, gentle herb notes, some distinct nutmeg tones and baked black cherry fruit. On entry this is rich and voluptuous with tons of sweet black cherry fruit and a touch of baking spices. The acids are well integrated and the tannins give a very lightly dusty feel to the mid-palate. The wine has some attractive herbal nuances on the mid-palate, with a hint of citrus peel popping out toward the backend. The finish is a bit short but this is holding its alcohol very well. A rich, dense style of Pinot that many will enjoy but it lacks the elegance of Pinot Noir. 88pts
Nothing exciting. Perhaps it's just too young and needs more development in the bottle. Sweet fruity notes, but no complexity. A bit unbalanced. Not what I expect from Carneros pinot noir. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 1/16/10
Pleasantly surprised by this Pinot.
Not too bad
Luscious and balanced, cherry nose with hints of truffles. Round in the mouth with long finish. A great expression of Carneros Pinot Noir.
External Reviews for Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir Carneros
Light, fresh and fruity, with lively cherry and strawberry flavors accented by sweet oak notes. Bracing acidity keeps the fruit bright. An elegant wine for drinking now through 1994.
Attractive for its range of wild berry, black cherry, sage, tea and spice, it's moderately rich and concentrated, but turns simpler and loses its focus on the aftertaste.
Mondavi's Carneros Pinot Noir has been dependable for years, and this one continues the tradition. It's dry and balanced, with cherry, cola, coffee and herb flavors, and has the silky tannins and crisp acids you want in a Pinot.
A touch earthy and leathery, but the texture is smooth and polished, and the hints of dried cherries and berry are appealing, have some nuance. Finishes with mild tannins. Drink now through 2001.
Attractive for its range of wild berry, black cherry, sage, tea and spice, itrsquo;s moderately rich and concentrated, but turns simpler and loses its focus on the aftertaste.
Good bright ruby-red. Lively aromas of black cherry, strawberry, flowers, flint and minerals. Dense, fresh and sappy, with pure black fruit flavors given shape by harmonious acidity and lifted by a strong floral element. Offers a lovely restrained sweetness and terrific freshness.
Robust black cherry fruit takes center stage with silky spices wrapped in vanilla nuances from aging in toasted Burgundy barrels.
Food Pairings for Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir Carneros
An enticing wine with alluring aromas and flavors of wild blackberries, sweet red cherries, a zing of fresh cranberry and a hint of graphite. Well-structured tannins are fine-grained and silky, and the wine ends with a long, smooth finish. Delicious and distinctive.
Notes: 27% new French oak barrels
|Total Acidity: 0.63 grams per liter|
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