aromas of red cherry, strawberry and black tea notes.
The nose leads to a core of juicy red fruit flavors which dominate alongside touches of spice. The well-structured wine is balanced by generous fruit and bright acidity and leaves a lingering, expressive finish.
This exclusive Pinot Noir is sourced predominately sourced from Beringer’s Stanley Ranch vineyard in the Los Carneros growing region, which borders San Pablo Bay at the southern end of Napa Valley. Recognized as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1983 with its shallow, well-drained soils and marine-influenced climate, Carneros is considered Napa Valley’s best growing area for Pinot Noir. Late afternoon marine fog creeps up from the bay, even in the middle of summer, so nights and mornings are cool and the grapes’ natural acids are preserved, balancing the ripe fruit flavors that develop during sunny, warm days.