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Carpe Noctem
VINTAGE 2009 ~ Barrel Selection


Carpe Noctem: {Seize the Night}

There are some activities which simply seem better suited for when darkness falls and our animal spirits are once again awakened from daytime temperance...in addition to those!, savoring this provocative wine should be placed toward the top of the list.

As the name of this wine suggests, one can easily get lost in its magnitude[much like the night, itself]- deep, sensuous, structured and carnal, yet graceful enough to walk the high-wire of balance. Sadly, attributes such as these are fleeting and nature will only provide a tiny bounty in which to offer such rare qualities- such is wine as in life. So for those up to the task, carpe diem and then, Carpe Noctem!

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Critical Thinking

92 Points

Wine Advocate

"Red berries, smoky black tea, high-toned herbal essences, as well as hints of lavender sachet, tar and black pepper that put me in mind a bit of a Southern French Syrah rise rivetingly from the glass of Aberrant Cellars 2009 Pinot Noir Carpe Noctum. But the tenderness of texture; brightness of red berries; and the sense of levity on display here are all Pinot (and all, it seems, virtues characteristically showcased at this address). Deep marrow and pan scrapings mingle with the juicy red fruits in a long, mouthwateringly savory finish. I suspect that this Pinot will reward renewed visits in the course of the coming decade."