The 2008 growing season provided a small but intense crop. A cold spring decreased thenumber of grape clusters; however, the delicate flavors developed beautifully through the summer months. Thegrapes were harvested at perfection between September 3rd and September 15th from the Las Brisas Vineyardand the Sangiacomo Vineyard.
This Pinot Noir is a joy to drink. It smells great and tastes even better with supple flavors ofripe cherry, strawberry and toasty oak. Balanced and smooth as Pinot should be. It works well with a widerange of cuisine or as a sipper.
The wine was fermented as five small lots, including open bin fermentation with manual punchdowns. Each lot was aged separately in Burgundian oak barrels for 11 months.