Double Gold: Lighter style, well made, sweet spicy balance. - Dan Berger's International Wine Competition
The 2015 Jane's Vineyard Pinot Noir has a lovely ruby red hue with aromas of cherry, plum, black tea and minerality. On the palate there is a wild berry component along with dark cherries and vanilla that shine through with balance, acidity and a long lingering finish. Warm, bright and full of flavor, the Jane's Pinot Noir is a wonderful combination of fruit, earth and spice. Enjoy this wine with cheese and charcuterie, mushroom risotto or grilled salmon.
Russian River Valley Pinot Noir expresses itself differently depending on location, site specifics, and the nature of the vines themselves. Jane’s Vineyard is in the golden triangle of the “Santa Rosa plain” region of the valley, just southwest of Windsor and centered on the intersection of Olivet and River roads. This small area tends to enjoy the very best of the iconic local climate; never too hot during the day, and consistently chilly at night. Jane’s Vineyard shows superior vine balance thanks to its well-drained, shallow and inherently low vigor soils. Finally, I choose a selection of Pinot “clones” to enhance complexity, while keeping to the food friendly flavor profile that has always been a hallmark of Davis Bynum: a little lighter, without being lean; a little crisper, without being tart; a little more fruit driven, without being distracting; with a round, soft mouthfeel.