Deep, intense garnet color in the glass, aromas of black cherries, brown sugar and mocha set the stage for a robust palate of concentrated fruit flavors and textured mouthfeel, anchored by Pinot Noir’s signature smooth acidity. Round, soft and full-bodied with excellent weight in the mid-palate, layers of black cherry, dark chocolate, spice and coffee bean unfold with earthy undertones of chaparral and truffle. Outspoken and comfortable in its own skin, the long finish of this rich Pinot Noir leaves a lasting impression.
The 2013 vintage delivered a long growing season, producing fruit of exceptional quality. A dry winter and mild spring set up the vines for an ideal spring bloom, providing a sturdy fruit set which was, in-tum, thinned several times over the growing season to maximize flavor concentration in our Pinot Noir. Cool breezes and fog in the summer delayed the ripening of grapes and prolonged harvest dates, resulting in mature fruit with balanced acidity and elegant flavors.