The color of this wine is like looking at a bowl of liquid black cherries. The nose is earthy and toasty and mushroomy, an archetypal Pinot. The mid palate structure is silky with bright
cherry fruit and background notes of bramble bush. The finish is smoky and sexy - a truly special Pinot Noir.
How about a caramelized onion and gruyere tart with this earthy Pinot? Try drinking our Hellenthal Vineyard Pinot Noir with a duck breast in a pomegranate glaze. A simply grilled Saratoga lamb chop and roasted potatoes pairs well too.
"Released at the age of one year, which is disappointing as the wine will surely gain in the bottle. It’s young and acidic and fruity, with complex waves of cherries, red currants, beef tartare, sautéed wild mushrooms with a splash of soy and balsamic, orange zest, pepper and the sweet sandalwood of smoky oak. Very fine, but needs at least a year in the bottle."