2008 Robert Stemmler Pinot Noir Carneros

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa / Sonoma
  • Carneros
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Community Tasting Notes 29

  • Castle Peak wrote: 93 points

    October 23, 2018 - Still really nice. Fruit, spices and acid in near perfect balance. Similar to my 2016 notes.

  • Castle Peak wrote: 94 points

    November 28, 2016 - Don't recall this from earlier bottles, but has a reddish brick translucent color. Still elegant, pure and well balanced, but has developed an assertive richness in the last 2 years which adds a new dimension to this wine. The Pinot Noir grape never ceases to amaze. A mouthful of joy, but don't find this over extracted or concentrated.

  • lewisrise wrote: 93 points

    November 24, 2016 - Nose of dark cherry and cinnamon. Well balanced, cherry and rhubarb. Very long finish for a Pinot

  • RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 11, 2015 - Red cherry and earth notes on the nose. Remains medium bodied, but has shifted towards the red end of the flavor spectrum. Red cherry upfront with deeper notes of black cherry behind as well as plum which adds richness and depth. Seemed lighter at first, but given time open, regained the weight and density that I recalled from prior bottles. The fruit is still very pretty, but has lost just a bit of its complexity. Tannins are fully integrated, adding structure without dryness. There is a brightness on the finish, along with the mineral quality and the overall silkiness and very nice length. All that said, this wine is clearly at peak and depending on your bottle, may even be starting down the backside. The fruit and balance won't get any better than they are today. Drink this over the next year to 18 months to enjoy it at this level.

  • RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 11, 2015 - Blackfruit and floral notes on the nose. Solidly medium bodied with a lot of richness but extremely well balanced. Black cherry and raspberry upfront with some plum in the background adding depth and tying all the notes together. The fruit has a depth to it and rich roundness that sails through the middle. Tannins are fully integrated and lead to a good length finish. This was an elegant and very enjoyable bottle with the structure and the fruit to last but peak is probably over the next year or so.

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  • By Allen Meadows
    October 2011, Issue #44 (link)

    (Stemmler Winery, Robert Pinot Noir - Estate Villages Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Robert Stemmler
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa / Sonoma
  • Appellation Carneros
  • UPC Code 838008000230

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 88 (28%)
  • Consumed 221 (72%)

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