A nose of dark black cherry against an earthy backdrop is accentuated by aromas of wild mushrooms. The palate shows nice richness, with a touch of earthiness. Holding the wine in your mouth displays ample mid- palate depth, with nice complexity and ripe fruit flavors. The finish is offset by crisp acid and well integrated tannins.
Pair this dark, earthy Pinot Noir with grilled leg of lamb, roasted portabellas, or chicken sautéed with crimini mushrooms.
In 2013, the warm summer and late rains required very strong viticulture practices to create great wines. Removing leaves on both sides of the vines to expose fruit was critical to increase airflow and hang through the significant storms. Aged 18 months in 20% new French oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally.