Wine Maker Notes
Our 2011 Pinot Noir is dramatically ripe with aromatics of orchid blossom, pomegranate, cherry pie and a touch of smoky mesquite. It’s an elegant Pinot with silky texture and crisp acidity typical of grapes grown in cool-climate regions. Delicious flavors of black raspberry, cranberry and strawberry rhubarb are married with Chai spice and smoky oak influences that linger through the finish.
VARIETAL 100% Pinot NoirAPPELLATION Wilson Vineyards, ClarksburgVINTAGE 2011WINEMAKER Greg KitchensALCOHOL 13.5%PH 3.60 TA 0.59 g/100 mLRS 0.36 g/100 mL
Pinot Noir is probably the most versatile wine to pair with food. It is one of the lightest bodied red varietals yet, with ample fruit, spice, and earthiness, it easily breaks the rule that white wines must go with seafood, and red wines must go with red meats. Try pairing this wine with a savory dish like lamb curry or with something on the lighter side like seared halibut with fresh greens.