The 2009 growing season began with a dry spring
followed by a temperate summer. The vintage
had low yields but produced excellent grapes.
The vines were harvested in September and early
October, with ten percent of the harvest
undergoing whole-berry fermentation in stainless
steel tanks to preserve the fruity flavors of the
grape. The wine was then aged in newer French
oak barrels for 11 months. This vintage of our
Pinot Noir serves up a delicious array of cherry
and fresh fruit flavors, combined with spicy notes
and smooth tannins that make for an
exceptionally enjoyable wine.
Flavorful aromas of fresh raspberries and cherries
followed by subtle notes of vanilla and cola;
excellent acid balance with smooth tannins and a
lingering finish. This refreshing, fruity Pinot Noir is wonderfully versatile on the table and can be served with a wide range of foods, including pork, chicken, lamb and salmon.
"This Pinot combines power with elegance in a cost-effective way, making it a great buy. It will stand against more expensive wines, with its silky tannins and dry, interesting cherry, raspberry and sandalwood flavors."
"Offers a savory mix of dried berry, sage, cedar and mineral flavors. Medium-bodied and well-balanced, ending with dried herb notes. Drink now through 2015. 34,240 cases made."