(From 2014 Vintage) The color is a deep scarlet-red with lush aromas of blackberry bramble, nutmeg, and hint of caramel. The wine is fresh and exuberant in the mouth with sumptuous strawberry jam, ripe black cherry, cranberry and warm gingerbread. It is perfectly balanced with refreshing acidity, velvety tannins and a hint of toffee carrying through its long finish. When asked to describe this wine, I simply say it’s like a taste of Christmas, all year long!
Why? Our best new discovery in the same style as the cultish Sea Smoke and Pisoni Pinots. We call this the Cabernet-lovers Pinot. PORTHOS INSIDER SCOOP: Chuck Wagner, founder of famed Caymus Napa Cabernet (�Special Selection� = $135/bottle) recently began producing just a few bottles of outstanding Pinot Noir and we say �what took you so long!?!� Anyone who has ever thought that Pinots are �wimpy� has never tasted an elegant Monster like this. Tastes? A classic combination of Burgundy complexity + delectable California fruit. Complex, rich smoky fruit cascade across your palate read more...featuring a silky smooth texture with opulent layers of everything we love in California�s biggest Pinots: succulent dark fruit, Indian spices, dried spices, and a hint of black tea and tobacco leaf on the sultry finish. This is a truly sumptuous Pinot ready to thrill now (after 1 hour decanting) + will develop into an even more luxurious experience over the next 3 � 5 years so stock up now while we have a few cases of this rare wine available. Bravo! (hide)
Wine & SpiritsThis spectacular Pinot, which defines its South Coast terroir, is a great wine. The extracted fruit is massive, flooding the palate with cherries and raspberries, and the wine is well-oaked. Yet it combines its power with regal grace, which is what Pinot is supposed to do. Finishes with a silky, velvety harmony. Really an eye-opening wine, superb in every respect.