Bright ruby color. Blackberries and wild strawberries are the dominant aromas along with faint aromas of clove, cocoa, and vanilla. On the pallet, flavors of fresh plum and black cherry are framed with a supple mouthfeel and light tannins. The abundance of fruit is balanced by the pleasant French oak influence. The combination of soft tannins and intense fruit provides a finished mouth-feel that is delicate and velvety
Wine Maker Notes
Long, warm summer days and cool evenings during grape maturation along with limiting the crop in the 5 acre block situated on the Alexander Valley Vineyards property, has unquestionably produced a Pinot Noir which is abundant in the classic Pinot aromas and flavors. Cold soaking; two pump overs a day during fermentation; plus the use of the two different yeast strains enhanced the aroma and flavor.
Wine: Pinot Noir Vintage: 2001 Appellation: Alexander Valley Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir Barrel Regimen: 100% French Oak, 25% New Bottling Information: Cases Produced 3300 Release Date 9/1/2002 Analysis: Alcohol (by volume) 13.3% pH 3.4 Acid 0.58 R.S. 0
Serve with roasted leg of lamb or pork tenderloin with cherry sauce.