2016 Estate Grown Pinot Noir
38 cases produced
From France to Sonoma Coast to you
A tour de force of bright cranberry, tart pomegranate, orange zest, sage brush, and alpine liqueur leap out of the glass, all balanced by the grounding scents of earth and minerals. The palate is similarly complex, with a menagerie of red fruits, savory herbs, baking spices, and rich peat. The wine is exquisitely structured with unctuous tannins and balanced acidity. The finish is long and lasting, with spice and sweet herbs reminiscent of the holidays.
Grapes were picked before sunrise, hand-sorted and de-stemmed then cold-soaked for five days before going through whole berry fermentation and receiving two punch-downs per day. Fermentation took approximately 12-16 days in an open top five-ton fermentation tank and the wine was then racked to barrels.
30% new French Oak, 30% one-year-old French Oak and 40% older. Wine remained in barrel for ten months with one racking at five months during blending.
Food Pairing Notes
Duck Breast or Confit, Rack of Lamb, any steak, Prime Rib