Wine Maker Notes
The wine is savory and complex with aromas of raspberry, smoked cranberry and sage. A coating mouth feel envelopes and fills the mouth as the flavor of the first sip reaches the taste buds. The sensation of supple texture is followed by flavors of concentrated red cherries, wild berries and red plums that are zesty, showing intensity but not weightiness. Ripe and silky, with persistent flavors. Pinot Noir clones: This is a blend of clone 115 grown on two different rootstocks. 420A is shallow rooting and ripens earlier as the soil moisture is depleted. This results in brighter fruit characteristics. The 3309 rootstock is deeper rooting and later ripening than the 420A. The fruit character is darker, earthier and more tannic. The technique of using rootstocks on similar scions to increase complexity, is a common practice in the old world, but uncommon in the new world.