This is a classic expression of Bien Nacido Pinot Noir, with rich aromas of blackberry and white pepper, alongside subtler notes of leather, moist earth and pomegranate. On the palate, refreshing acidity balances this wine’s power and structure, while adding length to its flavors of blackberry, cassis and savory spice.
With near-ideal temperatures throughout the growing season and no significant heat events, we were able to set an excellent crop and achieve optimum ripeness. We further enhanced quality by dropping any grape bunches that did not meet our exacting standards. This helped the remaining fruit to develop concentrated varietal character, which resulted in wines that are dark, full, flavorful and very well balanced.