Ruby hue with a bright edge.The aromas in this vintage jump from the glass with elegance and finesse. Big, bright raspberry and sour cherry interlace with gently lifted aromas of violets and savory notes of gingerbread, sage, and fire toasted oak. Subtle notes of smoke complete the aromatics. Bright notes of sour cherry and cranberry are framed with hints of toasted bread and smoke. Ginger and earthy notes of sage follow up on the mid-palate. Nicely structured with firm acidity, red raspberry and notes of cocoa and toasty oak linger on the finish.
This wine will convince you that when it comes to Pinot Noir, it’s best to choose fruit from cooler growing regions such as Carneros, Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley where morning fog and cool evenings nurture this finicky, thin-skinned grape.