Delicate cherry and red raspberry fruit open this light-bodied but silky Pinot. Complex hints of graphite, cedar, white pepper, and herb give it an earthy complement. Acids are crisp and alcohol modest, making it a beautiful dinner companion.
A complex but delicate Carneros Pinot Noir pairs beautifully with lighter but rich poultry dishesâ€”think chicken with wild mushrooms in a creamy sauce, for example. Game birds are a delicious foil to the herbal and mineral notes in the wine. Salmon, whether grilled or poached, makes a luxurious meal.