Carpe Diem Pinot Noir 2016

91 pts - Decanter

90 pts - Wine Enthusiast

Elegant and reserved aromas with freshly crushed cherry, mushroom and wet earth tones. Generous flavors of plum, blackberry and leather are uplifted with a great texture, silky tannin and crisp acidity. 

The second label of Domaine Anderson, Carpe Diem is an estate bought by Champagne house Louis Roederer in 2011. This vintage, from 90% estate-owned fruit sees 10 months ageing in French oak barrels, 23% new, providing supple tannins and well-integrated toasty spice. Gently perfumed cherry and floral notes lead to a lean, savory palate with more red cherry-berry fruit and hints of smoke. Softly textured with bright acidity and a decent length.