Bright and detailed aromas of Bing cherry, blackberry and autumnal spices introduce this complex and intense Pinot Noir. On the palate, the wine’s juicy mouthfeel is supported by centered acidity building with intensity through the mid-palate, with fine grain tannins on the finish. Balanced and precise, this Pinot Noir drinks well upon release but will improve with bottle age and drink beautifully for four to seven years.
Selected blocks from our estate vineyards and fruit from a handful of small premium growers were united to create this blend. In farming each site, our intent is to maximize the character and individuality of place through the use of the most progressive viticultural techniques. This blend includes a collection of heirloom Pinot Noir clones like Calera, Swan, Pommard, and Martini as well as newer French selections Dijon 115, 667, 777 and 828. Harvested at night or early morning, the fruit was rigorously hand sorted prior to destemming and then berry selected before open top fermentation.
Wine & Spirits(From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/09. Warm cherry flavors and light, cola-scented tannins make this an easy wine to drink on its own. It's clean, with heat in the finish to kick up rare roast beef.