The 2009 Nielson Pinot Noir displays aromas of dark plum, blueberry, cinnamon, clove, and hints of floral and
smoke. The flavor profile has a core of dark cherry and dark plum, with hints of brown sugar and allspice. With big,
rich tannins, structure and velvety texture, this wine is backed by a long, lingering finish. The fruit for this Pinot Noir
came from selected high-density blocks planted to Dijon clones. After harvest, the clusters were hand-sorted and
cold-soaked for three to five days to intensify fruit character, color and body. Small batches were processed in 2 -6 ton
tanks of which 5% incorporated stem inclusion during the fermentation process. Lots were kept separate until
blending to maximize the quality of the blend.