Color: Full cherry red color
Nose: This spicy Pinot Noir shows lifted black cherry and plum fruit characters and an attractive pipe tobacco background.
Palate: Richly flavored, this medium-bodied wine has an impressive velvety mid palate and shows great structure with firm but balanced tannins, finishing with great length.
Serving and Cellaring Suggestions: The 1998 Padthaway Pinot Noir is an appealing complex style that will offer enjoyment now but will reward careful cellaring for up to four years. Best enjoyed with veal chops, char-grilled steak or duck with rich sauces.