(From 2013 Vintage) nlike other reds, Pinot Noir grapes prefer the cool northern Central Coast over the warm southern region. Fussy grape, unfussy wine.
Wild yeast and malo-lactic fermentations created rich layers of complexity in our 1996 Napa Valley Pinot Noir. The vintage's small crop resulted in wines with intense flavors and opulent texture. Delicious bramble berry and ripe, red plum flavors intermingle with spicy nuances of clove and cardamom. To weave spicy oak complexity with hints of vanilla and roasted coffee into the Pinot Noir fruit character, we aged the wine in small French oak barrels (23% new oak) for 9 1/2 months. Gentle handling...