Upon arrival at the winery, our fruit is de-stemmed, and the whole berries are put into tank. After a 3-day cold soak to extract the perfect amount of color and tannin, we begin the fermentation process. In order to acquire as much as possible from the fruit in the most delicate manner, we punch down the cap on a daily basis. Once fermentation is complete, we draw off the wine, allow it settle for 3 days, and transfer it into small French oak barrels for approximately ten months of aging. The Carneros Region provides the soil and climate necessary to capture the true essence of the delicate Pinot Noir grape, including strawberry, cherry, and earthy characteristics. This wine is extremely fruit forward and an excellent “food” pairing wine. Supple tannins are balanced with crisp acidity on the palate for a long, lingering finish.
Pair with with salmon or other fatty fish, roasted chicken or pasta dishes.
|Wine Style||Red Wine|