Our 2011 Director's Pinot Noir offers a luscious perfume of strawberries, pomegranate, and cloves, which is accented with a pervasive floral note that broadens as the wine opens. Rich
and complex, the dark juicy flavors of cherries, cranberries, licorice, herbs, and toasted wood create a beautiful wine with real dimension and complexity. Enjoy with mushroom and Gouda
empanadas, herb-encrusted pork tenderloin or grilled salmon.
Director's Pinot Noir is made from a blend of Carneros and Russian River Valley fruit. Because we combine fruit from two appellations, we designate this wine "Sonoma Coast." Our Carneros fruit boasts notes of spice and earth while our Russian River fruit offers density and richness. We harvest in the early morning hours so that the fruit retains its vibrancy as it's placed into open-top fermenters. Daily punch downs of the must gently extract the color and flavors as fermentation progresses. Finally, we use Burgundy-style barrels for maturation.