Fragrant cranberry and red raspberry aromas carry through to the palate, framed on the palate by notes of
cedar, spice, vanilla with a crisp yet silky finish.
Grapes for this wine were sourced from California’s best growing areas for Pinot Noir in the Lodi and San
Joaquin Valleys. A variety of vineyards were selected, from warmer vineyards that highlight ripe, fruity
flavors in the grapes to cool coastal climate growing regions, where warm, sunny days are moderated by
cooling maritime influences. The range of vineyards
and growing areas creates a Pinot Noir that is crisp
and complex yet approachable and luscious on the palate.
|Wine maker notes
|Grapes for this wine were gently squeezed, and cold soaked for up to 5 days prior to fermentation. A
of the blend was fermented in open topped containers to soften tannins and provide more intense
color and flavor extraction. This component was aged for 6-8 months in a combination of new and 1-2
year old French and American oak barrels, adding layers of toastiness, and complexity to the wine. The
remaining portion of the blend was cold fermented in stainless steel to preserve the berry fruit
characteristics and crisp acidity.