There is a vibrant juiciness that is characteristic of the energy of this 2019 vintage. With time in the glass, the nose opens up to bergamot, thyme, cola, and pomegranate.
The palate offers cherries, black raspberry, cedar, and saddle leather riding long through the finish.
We call it “Le Ciel Serein” and it just might be the most picturesque ranch in Carneros. This site was selected for its rolling hills, diverse exposure, and exceptional soils.
The pure fruit expression of this “Dijon 667” clone is one of its undeniable hallmarks, showcasing a mixture of red and black berries, and a burst of spicy boysenberry. Two other selections “Dijon 777” and “Pommard UCD-5” complete the blend, and the resulting wine presents a complex array of fruit and spice accented with silky soft tannins. The final blend enjoyed fifteen months of barrel age (46% new) from our favorite French coopers.
Our winemaker recommends enjoying this well balanced wine with roasted beets & goat cheese, or the Pinot pairing classic - a rack of lamb dressed with orange glaze.