The Thorne 2008 Pinot Noir is from our family-owned Rio Vista Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, Santa Barbara County. The 2008 vintage was harvested in late September 2008 and has four clones 115, 2A, 667 and 777. It was barrel-aged for 18 months in 40% new French oak and 60% older French oak.
This is an elegant wine, finely balanced with a bright ruby color, and a delicate nose that possesses lovely fresh fruit and floral aromas. The 'in the mouth feel' is subtle and provocative with flavors of cherry and raspberry, the texture is rich, followed by a smooth round finish.