Snap Dragon Pinot Noir is fruit forward and easy to enjoy, showcasing ripe cherry and berry flavors. It is balanced by sweet oak characters and a hint of mocha. A perfect wine to drink by itself or pair with salmon burgers or pork tenderloin.
We selected the grapes for our Pinot Noir from several vineyards throughout California. The fruit from Monterey County is delicate and pretty with a lean, classic Pinot Noir character. The cool climate of the region, influenced by Pacific breezes, produces vibrant fruit with lifted floral notes and a naturally acidic backbone. This provides a nice complement to the warmer-climate fruit, which shows lush, ripe flavors and a supple, soft body. Together, they form a well-balanced and pleasant wine..Combining the grace and power of the Snap Dragon itself, our wines marry a flashy fruit profile with significant oak presence. We fermented 100 percent Pinot Noir in stainless steel, with regular pump-overs to maintain good contact between the skins and the juice for maximum extraction of flavors. During aging, we used 100 percent French oak, which is a natural partner to this varietal. The soft tannins from the oak seamlessly integrate with the wine, adding mocha and spice notes that complement the delicate red-berry fruit character of Pinot Noir.
Generous and approachable, this wine pairs with a variety of foods, including hard cheeses, roasted chicken, risotto and light, spicy pastas.