The 2009 Stemmler Estate Grown Pinot Noir beautifully shows off the wonderful 2009 Pinot growing season. Medium ruby in color with a hint of purple at the core, the nose bursts from the glass with bright cherry, raspberry, orange peel, anise, vanilla, and the aroma of fresh cut flowers. The palate is lively, vibrant and fresh, with sweet red cherry and cranberry at the outset, opening to darker flavors of wild blackberry, leather, briar, cocoa, and fresh
fig. The finish shows firm tannin and a flinty, iron-like
character suggesting this wine will only get better with more
time in the bottle.