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2018 Domaine Carneros Famous Gate Pinot Noir

Lightly depressed cork; light label condition issue

Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Lightly depressed cork

Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Obtained by inheritance; Consignor is second owner

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94James Suckling

Aromas of dark and morello cherries, chocolate orange, cedar, dried flowers, walnuts and spice box. It’s medium-bodied with fresh acidity and fine, sleek tannins. Very smooth texture. Layered and rich, yet balanced, with silky and elegant character. Long and flavorful.

90Wine Spectator

Intense red cherry flavors dominate this suave version. Creamy in the midpalate with hints of licorice on the spicy finish.

90Wine Enthusiast

It finds its balance in underlying acidity that lifts rich dark-plum, cherry and savory notes of tobacco and dark coffee.


United States, California, Napa Valley, Carneros

Carneros AVA, also known as Los Carneros, is at the southern end of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys at the top of the San Francisco Bay. The 8,000 vineyard acres are mostly planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both of which thrive in the district’s cool, marine climate. Carneros became an AVA in 1983 and it has attracted foreign wine companies along with local producers. It has been especially appealing to European producers of sparkling wines including the giant Spanish cava producers Codorniu and Frexinet, and the French Champagne house Taittinger. Codorniu in Carneros is called Artesa, and Frexinet’s Carneros brand is Gloria Ferrer. Taittinger calls its Carneros winery Domaine Carneros. The European producers also make still wines in Carneros.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.