This special wine is medium garnet colored. The aromas are of exotic spices of clove, jasmine, sundried tomato and cinnamon. These spices intermingle with the juicy ripe cherry with deft and balance. This is a fine example of Russian River Pinot Noir and expresses the best of this cool climate which is ideally suited to Pinot Noir and comes across with a light dusting of earth and intense varietal perfume. The texture is spicy with generous, but integrated French oak and finishes silky ripe with cherry fruit. In short, this is a very seductive wine.
This wine needs no food at all and is quite special with chilled organic raspberries (cream optional). Don't be surprised if this wine steals the show at dinner over roasted duck breast with beets or duck confit over a simple arugula salad. Enjoy now through 2014.