The fruit for this Pinot Noir is primarily from the Delta region of California and is fermented in closed-top fermenters. A small portion is aged in seasoned barrels to impart slight oak characteristics to the wine, but most is kept in stainless steel in order to stay true to the wine's lighter, food-friendly style. This Pinot Noir, like many of the world's finest wines, requires minimal handling.
|As leaders in the world of Pinot Noir, we take special pride in ours, and this one is no exception. Believing that fine wine is "grown" in the vineyard, we crafted it using fruit carefully selected from premium vineyards throughout northern and central California. This achieves the unique balance of delicate Pinot characteristics and more intense fruit flavors found in the different terroirs.
This luscious, fruit-forward Pinot Noir boasts an enticing deep ruby color and concentrated aromas of ripe raspberry, leather, and dried lavender. Mouthwatering flavors of juicy strawberry shortcake are balanced by notes of herbs de Provence and bay leaf, offering a round, structured mouthfeel and a lingering finish of fine-grained tannins.
|Wine maker notes
|2014. All of our California appellation wines carry the Heritage Reservedesignation and reflect our commitment to showcasing the GoldenState's sun-drenched terroir. The California Pinot Noir is anelegant, well-balanced wine offering mouthwatering flavors of Bingcherry and strawberry accented beautifully with just a touch of spice and hints of forest floor.
The wine is light in body, with a medium finish and pairs perfectly with a variety of lighter dishes.