Dark, sweet spices of pepper and nutmeg mingle with lifted hints of ginger and smoke. Deep fruit notes of spiced poached pears, dark cherry, plum, and cranberry interlace with savory notes of gingerbread, sage, and fire-toasted oak. An elegant and enticing combination of dark fruit, earthy notes, and spice, with depth and intrigue. Darker notes than previous vintages, but maintaining the bright, lifted acidity that pairs well with food. Holiday spices of sage, nutmeg, bay, and ginger. Very savory and lush, indicative of the vintage. Nicely structured with dark cherry, cranberry, and some peppery spice on the finish.
Our philosophy is to produce a Pinot Noir that is fruit forward and well balanced, pairing beautifully with simple, rustic food. This wine is marvelous when paired with savory dishes like pastrami with braised cabbage, spaghetti with tuna, tomatoes, capers, garlic and olives, risotto with wild mushrooms, duck confit with kale, and roasted potatoes in thyme and red wine sauce.
90 Points Tasting Panel - "Smooth and lush with toasty oak and soft spices; rich, smooth and generous; balanced and ripe with silky texture and lovely style; long and dense."