A bright Carneros Pinot Noir filled with aromas and flavors of cherry, raspberry and red currant.
This wine is beautifully subtle and multi-layered with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, leather, cedar
chest and smoke from a distant campfire. Combining both elegance and boldness, this wine is
wonderful to drink now while it also has the concentration and complexity to age well for 5 years.
Pair with braised beef, duck, goose, pheasant, lamb tangine, osso bucco, plank-roasted salmon,
semi-soft, herbed and smoked cheeses.
"Forward aromas of black cherry, forest floor, new
leather and clove. Tart cherry flavors with youthful astringency and roughhewn tannins. Compact, tight finish with promising fruit that needs time."
The Wine News
"This classy, polished Pinot Noir leans to the restrained, balanced side of the variety while still delivering a keenly focused look at ripe red cherries, hints of cocoa and rooty, dusty earth nuances. If it is perhaps a bit less dramatic than some of its upscale peers, it does come with a more accessible price and has fairly wide distribution in the market. Its tannic spine adds a French-like, sturdy quality, and, as much as we like this wine now, we expect that it will get better and better over time."