2016 Pinot Noir

Escolle Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, CA

  • Producer

    Caraccioli Cellars

  • What we love

    Deep, beautiful garnet in color, the 2016 “Escolle” from Caraccioli Pinot delivers. Rich aromas of strawberry, pomegranate and raspberry combine with savory herbs and nuances of cedar, cappuccino, violets and earth. The palate is a little more dark fruited, reminiscent of huckleberry, boysenberry and baking blackberry pie. Its texture is silky smooth and creamy, with succulent acidity (juiciness). Terrific.

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About this Wine

The 2016 “Escolle” Pinot Noir shows off Santa Lucia Highland’s fruit characteristics in a distinct wine through light handed winemaking. Aged in French Oak for eight months, this Pinot Noir also undergoes years of bottle aging for a full integration of complexities. 691 cases produced.

96 points, Wine Enthusiast, Editors’ Choice

 

  • Technical Data:
  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol 13.5% | pH: 3.58
  • Winemaking: After fermentation, the grapes are pressed off directly into barrels and remain in oak for eight months in 20% new French oak. While in barrel the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.

Gary & Scott Caraccioli

Owners + Winemakers


Caraccioli Cellars was established in 2006, though the Caraccioli family have been farmers in the Salinas Valley for generations. A family run establishment, Caraccioli Cellars is proud to go to extra lengths to ensure the best tasting and distinctive wines. Gary Caraccioli and his son Scott, who learned his craft from winemaker Michel Salgues (founding winemaker at Roederer Estate) spearhead this excellent new project.

Just over a decade in, the winery is producing some of the leading sparkling wines and Pinot Noirs in the state, available to taste in a snug, stylish tasting bar in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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