Delicious with grilled salmon or seared pork loin or duck. Pasta with a mushroom sauce would also be a superb match with this flavorful pinot noir. For the cheese course, try aged Cheddar, Chevre or Manchego.Eleven soil types and a variety of Pinot Noir clones and selections, varied terrain plus the daily effects of cooling summer breezes and morning fog combine to produce exceptional wine from our 335 acre estate vines in Carneros. As our understanding and development of our terroir grows, our estate Pinot Noir gains complexity and consistency.
Bright black cherry with a touch of pomegranate drives this wine. The generous fruit is offset by spice and earth in the background that builds through the midpalate. The texture is silky with enough crispness that carry the spice into the long finish. This Pinot Noir displays bright red fruit and a spice upfront with a mouthfeel that goes all the way through the finish.
Try this wine with pan seared duck breast, roasted quail or grilled lamb. Notable side dishes would be vegetables with a sweet profile such as: carrots, beets, caramelized onions and bell peppers. Pairs beautifully with a wide variety of hard or soft cheeses accompanied by fall fruits, dried fruits and compotes.