2016 Pinot Noir 5L
This wine comes strutting out of the glass with profound notions of raspberry coulis, redcurrants, mulberries and chocolate-covered cranberries plus hints of candied violets, cinnamon cake, underbrush and rose oil. The palate delivers fantastic freshness and silky tannins, supporting layers of soft-spoken red and black fruits. It finishes with an amazing, long-lingering perfume.
This near-perfect growing season started early, and we saw ideal weather conditions throughout the valley. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July, August followed by a series of warm days at the end of the growing season allowing the grapes to progress to perfect ripeness.
Carneros, Napa Valley
September 5th, 2016