100% Pinot Noir
78% New, 22% Second Vintage French oak
Medium toast: Allier, Vosges and Tronçais Forests
It begins with a highly aromatic nose featuring an array of spice elements alongside plum, raspberry, vanilla, oak and a hint of mint. The red fruit continues on the palate with beautifully extracted cranberry compote, red loganberry and raspberry flavors supported by broad, refined tannins that conclude in a long, sumptuous finish.
In 2006 the weather cooperated—in fact, it was ideal. Temperatures remained mild, allowing us to handpick each block based on ripeness and flavors, and extending the harvest over seven weeks, commencing at Confluence Vineyard on September 7 and culminating with The Narrows Vineyard on October 28. Winemaker Zach Rasmuson describes the fruit quality from the 2006 vintage as impressive: “the wines are full, well-extracted, and tasty.”