Pinot Noir 2020
$45 / 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.
The growing season began early after a very dry winter that included only half of our typical rainfall. The summer was sunny and pleasant, our warmest since 2003, and the harvest began a few weeks earlier than usual. There were two significant heat spells, one in mid-August and one in early September, but the grapes escaped damage as we have adapted our practices over the years to include more natural shading and the use of sprinklers for cooling. The wines from this vintage feature concentrated flavors and our signature brightness on the palate.
This Pinot Noir showcases a balance of earth, fruit, and spice. Dried raspberry, cherry, and cedar aromas give way to blackberry, dark chocolate, and sandalwood notes on the palate. Graceful tannins and fresh acidity enhance the wine’s supple finish.
The ultimate food pairing wine, Pinot Noir complements leaner meats, poultry, and sausages. This wine shines when served with earthy, smoky flavors like game birds, turkey, truffles, or mushrooms. Chef Chris Kennedy suggests pairing with sautéed chanterelles or Slow-Cooked Turkey Carnitas.
Slow-Cooked Turkey Carnitas