2004 Carpe Diem Firepeak Vineyard Edna Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $20. This won won a 4-Star Gold Medal at the 2006 Orange County Fair Wine Competition. the Firepeak Vineyard was planted to seven Dijon Clones and Pommard clone in 1995. The winemaker is Frenchman Christian Roguenant. · An oak-themed Pinot Noir from start to finish. It is crafted in a lighter, softer style that is attractive but I wanted more fruit flavor and less oak. Reviewed September 5, 2006

Winery: Carpe Diem