1998 was a Pinot year, long on growing season and short on crop. An elegant intensity describes this wine. The short yield has resulted in a very limited supply. The total number of cases produced (1,694) is down 37% from the 1997 vintage.
Darker in color than most of our Pinots, this wine has a wonderful bouquet of cherries, violets, and cinnamon, with a distinct spicy vanillin aroma from 18 months of aging in French oak barrels. In the mouth, complex and velvety flavors fill the palate. The transition to aftertaste is sweet and lasting....a wine to savor.