Whenever I see a Pinot noir still-wine label from an esteemed sparkling wine producer, I get a little tingle. There’s a REALLY good chance it is going to be at LEAST varietally correct, and probably solid, well-made stuff. And this one is no different. Not something that will blow Pinot-Dork’s socks, but quality, solid, estate stuff with no flaws EVERYONE has to love. Classic Carneros nuances throughout. Bullet-proof PN from one of the top-5 appellations in the world, with 5yrs of age on it. Win-Win.
2008 GLORIA FERRER Pinot Noir Carneros Estate 13.5