Elegant, sophisticated and approachable, A Charming Pinot is every girl’s dream. Dark cherry, currant and cola aromas seduce the senses followed by a lush, velvety palate of ripe black fruit. Hints of bacon, toastiness and espresso give depth and complexity, enhancing the appeal. Rich fruit gives a lovely finish to this dashing wine, picking up sweet mocha notes as it extends into a long, finish.
Wine Maker Notes
Our Pinot Noir comes from several vineyards throughout California. Similar to the fairytale, we did in fact search the land for the perfect fit. We were looking for Pinot Noir with expressive varietal character that leaned toward a richer, riper black currant profile. We found it in a variety of sites, each vineyard imparting distinctive regional notes for depth and complexity.Gentle handling of the Pinot Noir from the vineyard to the bottle maintained the wine’s bright, lively fruit profile. Following harvest, we tank fermented a majority of the fruit, retaining approximately one-third of the grapes whole berry. This process, which allows the berries to stay in tact, accentuated the natural flavors and aromas, lending a nice pop to the palate. Approximately half of the wine was barrel aged, knitting together the elements of the wine and adding a touch of sweet oak.