(From 2012 Vintage) Our Pinot Noir continues the Firesteed tradition of a consistent fruit driven style, achieved with gentle techniques in the cellar and imagination in the vineyard. The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts propagated from cellars in Burgundy, pressed during the last days of fermentation, and racked as soon as the wine finished malo-lactic fermentation. A touch of barrel-aged wine was included in the blend to round out the flavors and enhance complexity. Lively and expressive, this wine's aromas of raspberry, cinnamon, blueberry and flavors of cocoa powder and Rainier cherry, encourage second sip before flowing into the soft, lingering finish.
(From 2012 Vintage) The resulting wine`s aromas of strawberry and raspberry mingle with the distinct sensation of vanilla-cream. Good acid contributes to the balance and compliments the medium body. As the silky tannins fade on the inviting finish, the wine`s classic pinot aromas gather once again.
Wine Advocate(From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 105 on Jun-96
Wine Spectator(From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/96
Wine Advocate(From 1993 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 96 on Dec-94
Wine Spectator(From 1993 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/94
Wine Spectator(From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/97