Picked up April/May 2010 Wine Club Shipment from Domaine Carneros

Talk about good timing on my part, in that I was actually able to catch the UPS guy for once. And not a moment too late, since when I was pulling into my driveway the UPS guy was up the street about a block making another delivery. So I basically just stood in my driveway for the 5 minutes, waiting for him to drop off my wine.

Once again I’ve got a nice little mix in the bi-monthly shipment, with both wines being “new releases.” For the sparkling I received a 2006 Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine, and for the red its a 2008 Domaine Carneros Dijon 115 – Clonal Series Pinot Noir. Below is the write-up for the Pinot Noir, and I’m really excited to give this unfiltered Pinot Noir a try. I’ve also attached a scan of the newsletter page with the write-ups of all four wines available for this shipment.

The 2008 vintage marks the debut of our new Clonal Series. Each year we will put the spotlight on one of the 12 different Pinot Noir clones grown at Domaine Carneros by bottling it separately. In this first edition, the Dijon 115, was a stellar candidate from the beginning. Sourced from two different estate sites, the final blend ventures into new stylistic territory for Domaine Carneros. Along with the full complement of fruit that one has come to expect from the Chateau, this clonal wine leads with an exciting aromatic profile featuring earthy forest floor, saddle leather, tobacco box, roasted coffee and a wisp of smoke. tasting reveals delicate anise spice, baked cherry, and a silky texture.Enjoy this limited wine and Club exclusive. 500 cases bottled without filtration.

Newsletter Page

2 comments on “Picked up April/May 2010 Wine Club Shipment from Domaine Carneros

  • I couldn’t take it any longer. I too a wine club member, cracked this open this evening. Heavenly! In the Domaine Carneros style, it’s probably got another 2 to 4 years to peak.

    Wonderful balance and moderately fruity. It has the underlying hint of slate that I so enjoy from the DC vineyard.

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