2017 Pinot Noir
The vibrant, garnet red wine is medium bodied and quite complex. It boasts aromas of red fruits, violets, and mushrooms/forest floor. This whirlwind of character continues on the palate along with touches of red plum, raspberry, cranberry, cherry, stewed strawberries, tea, and a touch of orange peel. Even though this wine was aged for over 30 months in oak barrels, there is little influence from this on the palate. It's a bright, young wine that lingers nicely and should age well over the next decade.
10/02/2017 & 10/11/2017
31 months / French Oak
A blend of two cultivars of Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir Clone 7 (63%) and Pinot Noir Gamay Clone (37%) First pick was on October 2nd where it was crushed and put into tank to be settled and inoculated. Second pick was on October 11th where it was crushed and put into a separate tank to settle, and complete a separate fermentation. Clones were blended and transferred to French Oak for 31 months. Barrels were then blended, stabilized and filtered. Bottling was August 13, 2020. With 306 cases produced.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy with Moroccan-Style Lamb Shanks, salmon burgers, tenderloin and morels, and chipotle rubbed and smoked pork butt.