Schug Estate

Schug Carneros Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes
Technical Details

Schug Carneros Pinot Noir offers a wide range of flavors and aromas, in the tradition of the finest red Burgundies of France. “Clonal diversity” is achieved by carefully blending several vineyard lots, each retaining its own unique clonal signature in the blend. The result is a complex wine with a rich bouquet of cherries, berries, and hints of spicy new oak. It has flavors reminiscent of black cherry, currant, and strawberry, followed by a rich, spicy texture and a long silky finish.

Pinot Noir grape blend.
This wine contains allergens, sulfites.
The Estate

Schug Carneros Estate Winery is situated on a 50-acre site in the Carneros Appellation, south-west of the town of Sonoma. Vineyards of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay surround the winery, while other grapes are bought in from highly respected and experienced growers. The Carneros District lies at the south end of both the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. An area of low hills and flatlands, the region is profoundly affected by cool marine air from the bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Wine Making

This Carneros Pinot Noir was harvested in September 2021 from the Ricci Vineyards, Schug Estate, Leveroni Veinyard, and Sangiacomo Vineyard. Fermented from 12 to 15 days in stainless steel punch-down fermenters, with cap immersion up to three times daily.

Food Suggestions

Pairs well with lamb, duck, and grilled seafood.

• Available Size: 375mL (12 pc) & 750mL (12 pc)
• Family-Owned
• Type: Wines
• Sub-type: Wines
• Class: Red
• ABV%: 13.8

Wine Enthusiast – 93

"Potent black-fruit flavors meet spicy, cedary accents in this big and firmly structured wine. Noticeable tannins wrap around black cherry and blackberry flavors while flinty, peppery notes kick in on the finish." – 92

"The 2021 Schug Carneros Pinot Noir is racy as it explodes with excellent purity of fruit. TASTING NOTES: This wine excels with aromas and flavors of dried leaves, savory spices, wild strawberries, and other racy red fruits. Pair it with grilled, wild salmon fillets."

James Suckling – 92

"Violets, raspberries, cloves, orange zest and spice box on the nose. Creamy and layered with a medium to full body and rounded tannins. I like the vibrant spiciness. Delicious now."
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