Wayfarer Wayfarer Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012
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An estate blend of 12 different clones, this dark ruby wine is bristling in acidity and swirling in flavors of strawberry, cherry and wild fennel. Well integrated and concentrated, it offers a fully balanced, elegant expression of the site. It provides a perfect introduction to the winery's lineup of site-specific Pinots. Start here and delve deeper; this wine is both a preview of and statement of more to come.
The 2012 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard shows the most oak, yet has gorgeous purity of fruit and ample concentration. Framboise, caramelized cherries, and strawberries notes give way to a fresh, elegant, yet concentrated Pinot Noir that has tons of mid-palate depth and a rounded, delicious texture. Like all the 2012s, it’s a riper, more exuberant, and hedonistic wine and is going to deliver the goods through at least 2024.
In tandem with his daughter Cleo and renowned winemaker Bibiana Gonzales Rave, Pahlmeyer drives to make intricate wines of transcendence, answering to powerful, ever-unpredictable climate that rewards only the most observant and meticulous. It is an endeavor of true passion, an experiment that pushes the exactitude of winegrowing and winemaking to the farthest limits.