I find attractive aromas of dark, ripe blackberry and raspberry with undertones of cola
and cinnamon. On the palate, the wine introduces itself with confidence followed by
a round, full body in the mid-palate. For a Pinot Noir bursting with vim and vigor, I
find it nicely framed by its elegant acidity. This robust expression of Pinot Noir is true
to its grapes. The wine displays deep, dark ripe berry flavors on the palate through to
a long and lingering finish. Drink now through 2025.
At the time of this writing, the 2016 vintage represents the fifth consecutive
year of phenomenal quality wines from our vineyards and across Napa Valley. The
fruit displayed great purity and intensity, which translated quite well through to the
We fermented in small bins, gently punching down, and pressing at dryness, prior to
racking to barrels for secondary fermentation and aging to maintain as much of the
natural balance of our Block II Clone 777 Pinot Noir as we could.
Food Pairing Notes
Maple and Soy Glazed Salmon over Mixed Berry Couscous