A spicy bouquet of roses and cherries greets the nose, with flavors of black cherry, tangy cranberry and brown spices to follow. The long spicy finish is accented by a hint of toasty oak from 16 months aging in French oak barrels. We anticipate this wine will continue to age gracefully in the cellar for up to 10 years.
"Medium-deep ruby color; deep, complex aromas of vanilla, clove and dark cherry; complex, full black cherry flavors with a rich palette of vanilla, clove and herbal notes; toasty oak and moderate tannin; good structure and balance; long finish. Complex and deep, this Pinot is a youngster right now. Needs air to open up in the glass and will reward your patience in the cellar. This bottling is a selection of the best barrel lots from the winery's Carneros vineyard sources."