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2011 Isabel Mondavi Pinot Noir "Carneros"

Isabel Mondavi 2011 Pinot Noir

Winery: Isabel Mondavi

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Carneros"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Carneros

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: October 16, 2014

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from Carneros is very good. It opens with a black raspberry and cola like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, lush and savory. The flavor profile is a ripe black raspberry jam with nicely integrated oak. I also detected hints of cola, red plum and strawberry. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins and fruit show nice length. This wine would pair well with Emeril's pan-seared salmon with sauteed baby spinach and a pink grapefruit Pinot Noir sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our Pinot Noir offers elegant aromas of violets, cherries and other red fruit layered with a hint of caramel. Fresh herbal notes give the nose added complexity. On the palate, strawberry and cranberry flavors meld with a subtle expression of creme brulee. The wine is medium-bodied in weight and expresses lively acidity and bright cherry flavors on the finish. Pair this versatile wine with salmon, duck, and cheeses made from cow or sheep milk.

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