As refreshing as liquid fruit salad in a glass, this wine is bright ruby in color and opens with vibrant aromas of fresh cherries, strawberries and clove with a hint of earthiness. Flavors mirror aromas with a fruity and sweet entry, juicy mid-palate flowing into a soft, well-rounded finish accented by mouthwatering acidity.
Peak drinkability 2014 - 2017.
Winemaking Notes:The stylistic vision of this wine is to capture pure Pinot Noir fruit with beautiful depth and structure through whole cluster fermentation and carbonic maceration. Our winemaking philosophy demands attention to detail from vineyard to bottle. The vineyards for this wine are chosen to complement this unique style of wine. The whole grape clusters (including the stems) are gently conveyed into stainless steel tanks that have been filled with CO2 gas. Yeast is then added and the lid closed tightly to exclude any excess oxygen. Pressing takes place when aromatic and taste characters are ideal and tannins are still gentle. After pressing, fermentation finishes over a 7 - 10 day period in stainless steel tanks. The pH is monitored closely during malolactic fermentation until the desired balance is achieved
Nice finish, full of flavor. It's a nice follow up from 2012 which was also nice.
Big & Bold
Nice aroma to the nose, but too dry for our taste and a bitter earthy finish. Will not buy this one again. Not our favorite.