St. Innocent Villages Cuvee Pinot Noir 2017
The 2017 Pinot noir, Villages Cuvée has robust sweet spice aromas with lovely black cherry, smoky berry and dark rose notes. Juicy and pungent flavors of dark cherry, wild strawberry, allspice, cinnamon with a touch of smoke fill your mouth. Beautifully balanced with soft tannins and fresh acidity, the finish slowly fades into supple dried fruit and spices. Still young now the wine will fill out through the winter and into the spring. This is my favorite wine for thanksgiving and flavorful white meat dishes. It is just as good with burgers, brats and pizza. Enjoy now through 2022. Food Pairing Salmon, quail, pork tenderloin and pasta dishes with full-favored preparations.
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A very floral nose with roses and violets, decorating light, bright red cherries. The palate has a very bright core of vibrant, sweet red cherries and strawberries with fine, lacy tannins holding fresh. Drink now.
Composed of juice from six top vineyards that contribute to St. Innocent’s vineyard designates, this is a firm, herbal wine with a tight core of black cherry fruit. A vein of iron runs down the spine, and the acidity brings hints of citrus.
St. Innocent produces small lot, handmade wines: seven single vineyard Pinot noirs and a blended Pinot noir called the Villages Cuvée, two Chardonnay from Dijon clone plantings, two Pinot gris, and a Pinot blanc.
The philosophy behind the winemaking at St Innocent is that the function of wine is to complement and extend the pleasure of a meal. The characteristics of a wine should enhance different food and flavor combinations - this interaction amplifies the pleasure of a meal. To this end, St. Innocent wines tend toward higher acid levels, and more diverse and balanced flavors.