(2014 Vintage) The culmination of factors from another drought year in California surprised us with another wonderful vintage. An unseasonably dry and warm winter, which led to an early spring, forced the vines into bud break during peak frost season. However, the spring weather stayed mild during fruit set and led into a relatively warm summer which hastened ripening to unprecedented early harvest dates. Although the crop, overall, was lighter (and much, much earlier), than we've seen in several years, the outstanding quality of the fruit and resulting wines cannot be understated
Cherry and strawberry with hint of earth nose. strawberry, cola and good acidity. quick finish. best with food.
ripe fruit/berry flavors great Pinot for the money
smooth, slightly tannic
we like it!