Pinot Noir 1.5L 2013
$140 / Magnum (1.5L)
Pinot Noir is a delicate grape, famously reflective of the place and people that grow it. Made with a gentle touch, this carefully crafted small-lot wine reveals the distinctive character of our estate vineyards.
The spring was warm and dry, getting the vines off to an early start. The weather stayed warm throughout the summer but was free of damaging heat spells. September brought a classic Napa Valley autumn with warm days and very cool nights. With the consistent warmth, the harvest began about two weeks early and we had a very busy September. The beautiful growing season resulted in truly exceptional wines—full of ripe flavors, developed in the sunshine, and balanced by natural acidity from the cool nights.
Influenced by the foggy mornings of the Oak Knoll District, the aromas of our Pinot Noir start with violets, plums, and cherries and linger with hints of mushroom and tobacco. The palate is velvety and filled with raspberry, caramel, and earthy characteristics of mushrooms and spice.
The ultimate food pairing wine, Pinot Noir shines with leaner meats, poultry, and sausage. The wine is uplifted with earthy flavors like truffles and mushrooms. Complement with coriander, rosemary, thyme, tarragon, cinnamon, or allspice.