This bold and luxurious Pinot Noir reveals entrancing aromas of blackberry, black cherry, cassis, rustic forest floor and sweet baking spices. On the palate it is rich and round, with plush, balanced tannins, concentrated dark berry, vanilla and caramel flavors, and an undercurrent of energetic acidity that adds poise to the lush, lingering finish.
With just 50% of our average rainfall to start the season we took proactive measures in our vineyards, including early suckering and pruning, careful cover crop management and targeted irrigation to ensure healthy vines. Spring and summer brought mild-to-warm temperatures that allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly, resulting in early flavor development at lower Brix with high acidity. To achieve balanced acids with even more flavor development we waited patiently until September 1st to begin our Chardonnay harvest and completed our last Pinot Noir pick on October 2nd. The resulting wines offer ideal ripeness, supple textures and beautifully concentrated flavors.