The 2007 year began with an exceptionally cold winter that prolonged dormancy. Bud break
was very even and the remainder of the year hosted mild temperatures with one unusual heat
spike in September. The harvest was very small, yet the quality of the fruit was exceptional with
concentrated, intense flavors.
The 2007 Estate Pinot Noir has a complex bouquet layered with aromas of raspberry, cola,
anise, and nutmeg, with subtle hints of smoke and cedar. This full-bodied, elegant pinot noir
has a plush mouthfeel rich with flavors of red fruit and a minerality characteristic of the Arroyo
Grande Valley. This wine pairs well with pan seared duck breast and wild mushroom ragout.