At Veramonte, Pinot Noir is hand-sorted before it is
destemmed and whole-berry crushed. The grapes cold macerate for five days and fermentation begins in small, open-top tanks. The must is punched down three times a day for two days. Primary fermentation finishes in tanks after maceration and malolactic
fermentation is subsequently introduced in oak barrels. The wine then ages in temperature controlled cellars for 9 months.
Concentrated flavors of raspberry and black cherry with violets and vanilla, balanced with silky tannins and a lengthy finish.
"The 2008 Pinot Noir Reserva is medium ruby-colored and exhibits an expressive nose of rhubarb and cherry. Silky-textured, it has ample sweet fruit, good balance, and a pure finish. Drink it over the next three years. "
The Wine Advocate
"Vivid red. Sexy aromas of raspberry, redcurrant, smoke and cinnamon. Sweet, ripe and round, with good intensity to the red berry, pepper and spice flavors. Finishes with a hint of bitter chocolate and chewy but fine tannins.
International Wine Cellar