Inspired by its pioneering roots, the winery began in 1969 to explore a little-known corner straddling Sonoma and Napa's southern boundaries known as Carneros. It wasn't long until Carneros gained recognition as one of the world's premier appellations, particularly for varietals that can thrive in cool climates: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay,Merlot and Syrah.
Aromatic notes of black cherry and cranberry rise subtly out of the glass and evolve into scents of rose hips and eucalyptus. On the palate, the tannins are lightened by a nice acidity that makes this a very balanced wine.
is a good price for a Pinot of this quality.
On the plus side, it’s dry, tannic and silky, with
pomegranate, cola and cherry skin flavors, as well
as complexing notes of portobello mushrooms and
sandalwood. It’s a little rustic and won’t age, and
shows best if decanted before drinking.