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Carneros Pinot Noir, Clone 828, 2010
The block where Clone 828 is grown neighbors the blocks where 667 and 777 are grown. There is a small hill with southern exposure and the soils are haire clay loam, which drain well.
The aromas of this elegant wine hint at just-ripe plums, fresh fruit compote, baking spices and juniper berries. The palate exudes pomegranate and cassis flavors, accented by a subtle spiceiness.
Food and Wine Pairing
Grilled venison or pork loin with an herb pesto or mustard sauce would make a hearty companion to this wine, which could just as well be paired with a falafel, hummus and salty pita chips.