Pinot Noir is about perfume and Terra de Promissio consistently epitomizes that. Delicate aromas of red cherry, fresh flowers, dried herbs, and citrus all meld together in a […]Read More
|Barrel Description||63% New, 37% 1 yr.|
|Barrel Aged||15 months|
Pinot Noir is about perfume and Terra de Promissio consistently epitomizes that. Delicate aromas of red cherry, fresh flowers, dried herbs, and citrus all meld together in a subtle way that offers wonderful balance. Similarly in the mouth, the wine has terrific purity that is seductive and alluring. Very refined in tannin structure and modest in acidity, the wine reaches a terrific sense of balance.
The 2021 growing season experienced only about 14 inches of rain, challenging the plants from the outset of the year. Late winter and early spring were cold and dry, bringing some uneven growth and stress to the plants. The canopies were a little smaller than average going into the flowering, however the weather was ideal and mild. Flowering determines quality and quantity, so it is the most important time. The 2021 season yielded an average to slightly below average crop size with outstanding quality. Largely, the growing season saw mild temperatures but with several scattered heat events. 2021 thankfully saw the return of the fog, which saved the vintage by keeping the nighttime temperatures cool, refreshing the plants, and keeping them hydrated under severe conditions. Due to the changing climate, fog intrusion has been minimal the last few vintages. The 2021 season finished up around the historical average for temperatures. Despite the inauspicious start to the year, the wines showcase terrific verve, character, and site specificity.
Reviews & Scores
This pulls you in with a beautiful array of mulberry, damson plum and black cherry notes, which have lushness combined with underlying tension. Shows ornate anise, rooibos tea and potpourri scrollwork along the edges, giving this superior range and detail. Very enticing now, but I want to see this age a bit. Best from 2024 through 2032. — J.M.