On the nose, darker fruit aromas of freshly picked cherries, plum, and cranberry abound. This Pinot
Noir fills the palate with luxurious red fruit flavors that are enhanced by a note of exotic spice
(a trademark of Carneros Pinot) and a touch of new French oak. The wine’s acidity is in perfect
balance and the mouthfeel is supple and broad – a hallmark of superb Pinot Noir.
On the palate, the wine has lovely
textured flavors of apricot and stone fruit with an intriguing mineral note that sets it apart from
most other white wines., with a crisp acidity and a balanced, generous finish.
Bing cherry and Sequoia strawberry fruit characters with a hint of peppercorn.
The cherry-head barrel seemed to concentrate these aromas and give the
wine a deeper burgundy hue, mouth watering fruit flavors, and a more
opulent texture and finish compared to traditional 100% oak barrels.
This Pinot’s expansive array of fresh, ripe red fruit aromas are accentuated by a spicy perfume note. Generous
flavors envelop the palate with similar spicy red fruit flavors. This is a richer, denser Pinot than you expect at