(From 2012 Vintage) Our Reserve Pinot Noir is a barrel selection from the best vineyards on the estate, with an emphasis on strength, depth and elegance. Though 2012 wasn’t the hottest summer, it was one of the driest in recent memory. Sunny days and cool nights combined with a lack of rain brought thick skins on small berries, which in turn yielded concentrated flavors and healthy acidity. Darker fruit notes prevail throughout the palate. In the realm of Pinot Noir, the 2012 Reserve brings a little more intensity and fruit while still remaining elegant with an earthy spice from the native yeast fermentation.