Brilliant red in color, this Pinot Noir has great clarity. Strawberry and tart cherry absolutely leap from the glass. This wine is just loaded with an array of exotic spices. The complex nose leads to bold flavors of red fruits, the most notable being rhubarb. Hints of fresh cream and bright cherry jam round out the flavor palate. With a rich mouthfeel, the 2015 Pinot Noir finishes with silky, lingering tannin.
The 2015 season proved to be warm (or even just plain hot), meaning that harvest started and ended early. A major hurdle we had in Napa Valley was the series of rains in the early part of the season that washed off the pollen on the flowering grapes. This is called shatter and essentially means many of the grapes on each cluster never turned into fruit. The low yield ended up concentrating the flavors on the grapes that we did bring in to the winery and gave us some of the most concentrated wines we have seen in a long time.
For a red wine that’s a lovely balance of wild fruit and subtle spice, look no further than the Clos du Val Carneros Pinot Noir 2015. This intriguing Pinot Noir is a brilliant garnet-ruby color in the glass and greets the nose with aromas of bright raspberry, red cherry, and currant. These dark berry flavors blend beautifully into the round, vibrant palate of the wine. Flavors of red fruit and baking spices mingle and provide a rich tasting experience. Enjoy this Pinot Noir on its own or with a variety of food (we suggest something with duck or quail).