2009 Pinot Noir
Fleshy and rich in style, this is a ripe and generously flavored Pinot Noir of excellent quality. It is intense and long on the palate, with a very long, mildly tannic finish. In aroma/flavor, it tastes of black currant, blueberry jam, toast, white pepper, sage, rose petal, vanilla, and spicy oak.
A relatively cool season, late spring rains delayed irrigation needs and a warm spell in June helped curtail excessive canopy development. Small yields coupled with moderate temperatures allowed for optimal ripening levels.
Carneros, Napa Valley
August 26th, 2009