Made with Dijon clones from a vineyard in a cool corner of Sebastopol, this rich young Pinot brims with fresh acidity. It has complex flavors of cherries, cola, pomegranates, rhubarb, sandalwood and pepper, wrapped into a silky texture. Just a delight, and should age over the next six years.
The vineyard is in Sebastopol, in the south of the Russian River Valley. Acidity in this wine is very high, almost prickly, while the fruit tends toward cola, rhubarb, just-ripe cherries, rosehip tea and beef bouillion. It seems like the grapes were picked fairly early to yield a more structured Pinot. Doesn’t seem like an ager, but could surprise. The finish is…
A peppery, minty flavor and acidic tartness dominate this bone-dry wine. It’s silky and elegant in structure, with a good range of cherry, pomegranate, rhubarb and cola flavors that end in a swirl of Asian spices.