Known for elegant wines that combine power and finesse, Carneros is set in the rolling hills that straddle the southernmost parts of both Sonoma and Napa counties. The cooling winds from the abutting San Pablo Bay, combined with lots of midday California sunshine, create an ideal environment for producing wines with a perfect balance of crisp acidity and well-ripened fruit.
This cooler pocket of California lends itself to growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah. Carneros is an important source of sparkling wines made in the style of Champagne as well. This wine exhibits generous and persistent aromas and flavors of savory spices, ripe fruit, and an accent of oak. Pair it with shellfish in full-flavored cream sauces.