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Steele Wines Pinot Noir Carneros 2012

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Steele Winery Pinot Noir 2007 Santa Barbara and all other wine from Steele Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.

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Steele Wines:
At Steele Wines we have a minimalist winemaking style in that we use standard, non-GMO yeasts, natural fermentations, no extra additives or enzymes. We use a gentle pumpover during fermentations, inert gas to move the finished wines, and use gravity flow rather than pumping as much as possible. The use of gentle pumping and gravity flow decreases the chance of bruising the wine during cellar mo... Read more
At Steele Wines we have a minimalist winemaking style in that we use standard, non-GMO yeasts, natural fermentations, no extra additives or enzymes. We use a gentle pumpover during fermentations, inert gas to move the finished wines, and use gravity flow rather than pumping as much as possible. The use of gentle pumping and gravity flow decreases the chance of bruising the wine during cellar movement and is important to keeping fresh aromas and flavors in our wines. From hand picked grapes to gentle processing and our own bottling facility we know how our grapes are cared for from vineyard to bottle. We believe a lighter hand in the winemaking will highlight the aromas and the flavors of the quality fruit we source. We source fruit from as far away as Santa Barbara County to Washington State, to as close as next door, to give our customers a quality product they can enjoy everyday without paying ‘quality prices’. After the grapes are harvested they are kept in their individual vineyard lots until blending time, which is just before bottling so that integrity of each vineyard shows through in the wines. The fruit we source for the Steele label is the same as Shooting Star. The Shooting Star wines are more appellation blends and off- the - wall varietals that are fermented in stainless or aged in oak for a shorter period of time to ensure bright, fruit forward wines that are meant to be enjoyed while young. The Steele label wines are single vineyard designates or specific vineyard blends that age in oak for a longer period of time and are meant to drink soon or will hold up for 8-10 years of proper cellaring or longer. Read less

Member Reviews for Steele Wines Pinot Noir Carneros

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Snooth User: Matthew MacVicar
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 04/06/2014

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: kadlena
953963226
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 10/15/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: jeannwa
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/01/2010

Three glasses


External Reviews for Steele Wines Pinot Noir Carneros

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Vintage: 2007 04/20/2010

Steele Winery Pinot Noir 2007 Santa Barbara and all other wine from Steele Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


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Vintage: 2006 02/28/2009

A streak of herb and wild cherry run through this firmly tannic youngster, but it slowly unfolds to reveal a core of complexity and depth.


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Vintage: 2006 03/16/2010

Steele Winery Pinot Noir 2006 Carneros and all other wine from Steele Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


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Vintage: 2006 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesOur Carneros Pinot Noir is a flavorful, layered, versatile wine with universal appeal. This has been confirmed by its inclusion in the Wine Spectators Top 100 Wines of the Year in several vintages. The wine shows strawberry and cherry preserves in the nose and on the palate along with well-integrated hints of oak, vanilla, and cassis. It has silky tannins and a pleasant medium-length finish with flavors of tobacco and plum. Traditional food pairings work well with this wine including lamb, grilled pork loin, bacon wrapped scallops, salmon and tuna. Or enjoy a bottle with appetizers or cheese.


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Vintage: 2005 03/16/2010

Steele Winery Pinot Noir 2005 Carneros and all other wine from Steele Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



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