The fresh aromas of ripe Bing cherries, toasted vanilla beans, wild berry fruits with a hint of smoky bacon, herbs and rose petal open up immediately in your […]Read More
|Barrel Description||35% new, 35% 1-year-old, 30% 2-year-old|
|Barrel Aged||11 months|
The fresh aromas of ripe Bing cherries, toasted vanilla beans, wild berry fruits with a hint of smoky bacon, herbs and rose petal open up immediately in your glass. This medium bodied wine shows true pinot flavors of cherries, raspberry, cola, thyme, violets and roasted vanilla beans. A blend of vineyards primarily from the Russian River Valley, the wine finishes clean and long with a sweet note of cherry at the end. A balanced wine to consume while patiently waiting for the vineyard designates to mature.
—Winemaker Bob Cabral
Following a labor-intensive growing season due to early spring rains, a cool summer and mild fall weather extended the ripening season in 2005. This long, slow maturation period permitted flavors and color to develop to high levels, and the absence of weather threats or temperature extremes allowed fruit to be picked at optimum ripeness. The fruit quality was extremely high, contributing to balanced and elegant wines with concentrated flavors and intense color.