|Owner(s)||Domenico Carinalli, Linda Carinalli|
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Domenico Carinalli Jr. and his spouse, Lynda, have farmed a vineyard planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir since 1996 in the Russian River Valley. The first wines released under the D&L Carinalli label were from the 2003 vintage.
Tasting and tours by appointment (707-795-7052). The wines are sold through a mailing list with limited retail distribution.
2012 D&L Carinalli Vineyards Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
15.0% alc., $25. Family owned vineyard and winery. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of cherry, strawberry, oak spice and a hint of wintergreen. A very serviceable wine with mid weight flavors of black cherry and ripe strawberry with a compliment of toasty oak in the background. The fine grain tannins are modest in proportion and the finish has a little length. Score: 87. Reviewed December 11, 2014 ARTICLE »
2008 D&L Carinalli Vineyards Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.1% alc., $25. · Moderately light in color. Subdued aromas of cherries, alpine strawberries and pine pitch. Soft and light in style with ephemeral flavors of dried cherries and herbal oak. Decent. Reviewed June 8, 2010 ARTICLE »
2007 D&L Carinalli Vineyards Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
13.6% alc., $16. Domenico Jr. and spouse Linda nurture the vineyard. Aged in French and American oak barrels. · Light garnet color. A simple, clean and delicate wine showing mainly strawberry aromas and flavors. Soft in the mouth and easy to drink. A good value wine to pair with simply prepared salmon or chicken. Reviewed May 7, 2009 ARTICLE »