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.
Delicate flavors are preserved through whole-cluster pressing. Prolonged yeast contact adds both texture and subtle toast aromas. Stone fruit and citrus aromas are accented with a hint of sur-lie character. This Chardonnay has a lovely refreshing acidity, with a long pleasing finish and will pair well with seafood, quiche and chicken.
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.