Sunday, December 13, 2009

2006 Ceja Vineyards Pinot Noir Carneros

My 1st sample from Amelia Ceja was awesome and the 2nd was just as good. The 2006 Pinot Noir was an excellent wine and one where I wished the bottle would never end.
Straight from the cellar into the glass I could smell the aroma of plum, dark cherry (love cherry) and finally spice. What impressed me was how those aroma's married together. When the wine warmed slightly the cherry/spice combination was dominant and honestly I could smell the wine all day vs tasting (yes that would be crazy and glad you are all awake).
Excellent wine folks. Dark cherry followed by a hint of plum and then finishes nicely with spice. Each taste the cherry can always be identified start to finish. Amazing smooth wine which I rank up at the top of my list as favorite Pinot's. Ceja wine is a must to have on hand and serve for holiday gatherings.
Finally a huge thank you to Amelia Ceja for allowing me the opportunity to taste/blog Ceja Vineyard wines. I've become a huge fan and you will as well.


The Wine Whore said...

Sounds like a great bottle!

If you had to compare it with another Pinot you've tried, which one (if any) would you say it compares to?

Cellarmistress said...

I haven't had much Pinot Noir from Carneros yet so I am looking forward to trying this one some day. Thanks for sharing!

Jay D. Ducote said...

I love Ceja wines! I had the pleasure of visiting the winery and playing bocce ball a couple years ago. It is a must visit on any Napa/Sonoma trip!