Nichols Pinot Noir Los Carneros 2016 | Carneros Pinot Steal
The Nichols Pinot Noir Los Carneros 2016 is deep ruby in the glass. Bursting with red cherry, raspberry, and black tea notes, hinting at clove. Remarkably round and silky on entry, flooding the palate with mouthwatering candied cherry, raspberry compote, and tinged with vanilla, smoke, and cocoa nib notes. The Nichols Pinot Noir 2016 exudes supple tea-tannin on a vibrant finish. Buttressed by the juicy acidity of cool-climate Carneros, Winemaker Britt Nichols impresses with another great offering.
The richly textured, red-fruited, broad-shouldered Pinot Noirs coming out of cool-climate Carneros are in hot demand. Hence casuing this cool-climate AVA ratings to climb into the high 90s from exceptional producers like Nichols. Hence landing wines on coveted lists at gastronomic palaces from San Francisco to New York City.
In 2016, the growing season was perfect and bountiful, yielding thoroughly ripened fruit. At under $20, this versatile Nichols Pinot Noir Los Carneros 2016 is one to drink early and often.
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Winemaker Britt Nichols, who lives in Carneros, knowing the windswept Napa region as well as anyone. That’s how she was able to lock in 12 barrels of exceptional Pinot Noir. Britt — a Jordan Winery alum, and protege of Nicolas Morlet and 100-point winemaker Philippe Melka — took after her mentors, turning out a beautifully balanced, dense Nichols Pinot Noir Los Carneros 2016.
But when Britt chose to focus on caring for her new baby Dash, rather than crisscross the country to sell the wine, we worked out a win-win clearance deal for Wine Access clients. Britt values her wine at $45, but is offering an allocation to Wine Access clients at an astonishing $17.99 per bottle.
Winemaker Britt Nichols
Winemaker Britt Nichols has more pedigree than many winemakers twice her age. While, learning her craft at Jordan Winery and alongside legends Nicolas Morlet and Philippe Melka. Like those of her mentors, Britt’s wines are deep in color, rich, and intensely concentrated.