The majority of the Pinot Noir in this wine was grown at Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Maria - one of the area's best known and respected producers of Pinot Noir in the region. This vintage is medium ruby in color. The nose is full of dried cherry and earthy notes with a touch of black pepper spice. In the mouth, these aromas combine with rich cherry and raspberry flavors in a balanced, medium-weight wine with a medium-long finish. The grapes were cold soaked and partially whole berry fermented and was aged for nine months in small French oak barrels.
This elegant and stylish Pinot Noir is the perfect companion to lightly seasoned salmon, tuna, pork or lamb.