Stemmler 2005 Pinot Noir Carneros, Furguson Block

A handcrafted limited release from Robert Stemmler Winery, the 2005 Carneros Pinot Noir was produced from the Ferguson block of The Donum Estate, the oldest portion of the vineyard site. Planted in 1974, the Ferguson block is responsible for the winery’s quintessential Pinot Noir known for its perfect balance of intensity and elegance. This beautiful wine has achieved remarkable critical acclaim including 93 Points from Wine & Spirits magazine and 93 Points from Connoisseurs’ Guide: “From its very rich, well-defined, ripe-cherry aromas to its ample, and impressively concentrated flavors, this tour de force Pinot Noir hits all the right marks and it vies for top honors both for its keen balance and for its enormous fruit. Downright fleshy in feel, yet always bright and alive, it will be hard to resist in the near term but has the fruity stamina to develop famously for another five or more years.” Also the recipient of 92 Points from The Wine Report and 90 Points from Wine News, Robert Stemmler’s 2005 Carneros Pinot Noir displays a delicious heady mix of cedar, strawberries, and cranberries. [+]