Individual barrels are selected through rigorous blind tastings for specific components and then blended to produce a Pinot Noir of great body and complexity. Rivaling the Winemakers Reserve in intensity, we fell this is a quality range we can achieve virtually every year. This wine has aromas of cherry and berry with earthy spice tones. It has a rich mouth feel with firm structure that leads to a long finish. This wine will match well with sharp cheeses, beef, lamb, salmon, swordfish, duck, pates, spicy foods, Italian dishes and chocolate.