The soft texture and full-flavored composition of this juicy, aromatic and medium bodied blend of vineyard Pinot noirs is always a crowd pleaser. It is generous in flavor with Bing cherry, watermelon jolly rancher candy, all-spice, dusty rose petal and maple syrup.
Small batches of fruit were conveyed into open-topped fermenters with some whole clusters added for complexity and a little more tannin. Punch downs and an occasional pump over were employed to extract the color and flavor in the most gentle fashion.
After 20 days of total maceration, the wine was pressed lightly and placed into 100% French oak barrels (20% new) for 11 months.
Pinot noir is extremely versatile and can pair with a wide range of dishes including grilled free-range chicken breast, cedar plank salmon, grilled yellowtail and aged gouda with whole-wheat sourdough bread.