2012 Pinot Noir 3L
Black cherry and red raspberry burst out of the glass followed closely behind by soft herbs taking shape from whole cluster inclusion in the fermentation process. Oak accents round out a complex bouquet of typical California Pinot aromas. The palate holds a crisp line of red fruit, with a chiseled structure expressive of both the Carneros climate and a cooler vintage.
"Classic" and "perfect" are just two accolades being bestowed of this vintage. Moderate to warm weather throughout the season brought upon near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and often foggy nights during the summer months achieving a limited yet healthy crop.