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96pt Carte Blanche Pinot Noir Sunchase Sonoma Coast 2014

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Helen Keplinger’s list of awards is a mile long and this single-vineyard Sun Chase Pinot explodes with vivacious charm and incredible fruit. Ripe, yet wonderfully delicate, this single-vineyard wine is going places...into our cellars. Put some in yours too while you can--only 10 barrels produced!

About the wine

Growing up in the family of Chateau Haut Brion and La Mission de Haut Brion, Nicholas Allen knows a thing or two about great wine. In Carte Blanche, he transforms exceptional California vineyards with a luxury Bordeaux style.

With former Winemaker of the Year Helen Keplinger at the helm, Carte Blanche has crafted their first release from California’s newest subregion, where pacific breezes race into Sonoma, cooling oceanside Pinot Noir vines in the Petaluma Gap. Here, gravelly soils and foggy mornings have made Sun Chase vineyard a top source for California Pinot-philes. Known for yielding intensely concentrated Pinot Noirs, Carte Blanche’s ‘14 expression of Sun Chase is addicting, with a fresh medley of citrus and wild berry fruit that’s elegant, complex, and cellar-worthy. But don’t wait--this is a tiny vineyard, and this wine won’t last!

Winemaker: Helen Keplinger
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
- 96 pts, Laura Burgess, WSET Advanced
- 4.5/5.0, Vivino Users
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 14.9%


4.5 Vivino Users

96 pts, Laura Burgess, WSET Advanced

"Winemaker Helen Keplinger’s latest Pinot draws the drinker in for more with enticing aromas of desert thyme, rosemary, new leather and wild strawberry fruit. Elegant and soft on the palate, shows equal parts tart red fruit and spice, edged out by river rock minerality and a degree of delicacy that’s both rare and exciting in California Pinot Noir." 

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