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.
91pts Decanter "Carpe Diem is the second label of Domaine Anderson, an estate bought by Champaign house Louis Roederer in 2011. This vintage, from 90% estate-owned fruit, sees 10 months' aging in French oak barrels, 23% new, providing supple tannins and well-integrated toasty spice. Gently perfumed cherry and floral notes lead to a lean, quite savory palate with more red cherry-berry fruit and hints of smoke. Softly textured with bright acidity and a decent length."
90pts Wine Enthusiast "Earthy, toasty, herbal aromas and solid black-cherry flavors give this well-balanced and attractive medium-bodied wine plenty of personality. Good tangy acidity brightens the mouthfeel."
Carpe Diem wines are crafted by two world-renowned winemaking teams, using select grapes from two distinct California appellations: Anderson Valley for pinot noir and chardonnay, and Napa Valley for cabernet sauvignon. Vinified under the meticulous supervision of the Roederer winemaking team, the philosophy behind Carpe Diem's Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is to offer the best of two world: the richness of California fruit and the elegance of a French wine.
750ML / 13.6% ABV