Nose

A floral perfume character.

Palate

The palate offers depth of flavor, strength, a lot of minerality, and gorgeous fruit definition. The finish shows precision and elegance.

Growing Conditions

Pinole comes from lighter loam soils of the Tanbark Mill Vineyard. 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.

Appearance

Light ruby and translucent color.

Food Pairing

Charcuterie, Roasted Duck with Cherries and Rhubarb.