Pinot Noir 2016
$0 / Bottle (750ml)
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.
Much of our winter rain came late, with almost 12 inches in March alone. With a very warm spring, the vines were running about three weeks early heading into the summer months. July and August were cooler than average, with foggy mornings, mild sunny afternoons and no severe heat spells. Vineyard temperatures rose again in September and harvest dates were early by about two weeks. The heat in the spring and again in the fall provided welcome bookends to the mild summer. The grapes benefited from increased hang time and showed fantastic character development.
Alluring aromas include forest floor and hints of dark cherry, raspberry and strawberry. The palate is velvety and features flavors of truffles, mushrooms and baking spices.
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.