(From 2013 Vintage) nlike other reds, Pinot Noir grapes prefer the cool northern Central Coast over the warm southern region. Fussy grape, unfussy wine.
Luscious layers of ripe black cherry, warm aromatic spices, roses and lychee tea envelop the nose and flavors. The expressive fruit character, typical of Napa Valleys esteemed Carneros District, lingers through the rich, silky finish. Wild yeast and malo-lactic fermentations heighten complexity, while aging in toasted French oak barrels contributes a racy hint of smokiness