Pinot Noir specialist James MacPhail has complete control over the creation of Sequana's single-vineyard wines. Grapes were hand-picked and hand-sorted, then cold-soaked prior to fermentation to maximize flavor and color extraction.
In small open-topped tanks, each block was fermented separately, using primarily native yeasts. Other lots were fermented with yeasts unique to each individual lot. Hand punch-downs extracted and elevated the Pinot Noir flavors and the wine was aged sur lie in French oak barrels for 11 months.
A lively bouquet of rose and sandalwood accompany complex red fruit: plum, cherry and wild strawberry. Layered, balanced and full-bodied, the wine finishes with length and finesse.
Beautiful, bright red color with long legs. Attractive nose of vanilla, orange peel, dark/bitter chocolate, cinnamon, red cherry & pomegranate. Palate confirms the nose plus med+ tannin and some burn after swallow. Complex wine. I would have bought a case if it weren't priced at $50 per bottle.