Aromas of fresh red and black cherry, earthy strawberry, subtle cardamom, clove and cedar box.
The palate has zippy red berry fruit in the entry, and a supple, perfumed and velvety mid palate with nuances of baking spices.
The 2015 Farmstead Pinot Noir is sourced from two small growers in the Anderson Valley, located just a stone's throw from our estate vineyard. The small crop in 2015, coupled with early ripening Dijon clones, produced richly flavored fruit that displays the fruit intensity and perfume of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. An early bud break, one of the longest flowering periods in years, and a long growing season produced a vintage that shines in quality. Spring started fast and an early bloom was met with a dip in temperature, wind, and rains, which slowed the development and reduced yields. The result was a small crop of extremely well-concentrated fruit that ripened fully and slowly before an early harvest in August.
Aged in 20% new French oak.
The wine is pale ruby and garnet in appearance .
The acid structure of the wine gives it life, length and versatility in food pairing - from grilled fish to roast duck