We are just starting to release a few of our 2018 Pinots. The 2018's continue a string of great vintages where we had excellent quality and high yield. The 2018 harvest was marked by a cool spring, warm summer temperatures followed by a long cool harvest with spots of rain. It was hard to believe this is California and not Oregon! So, while this allowed the fruit to hang on the vines well into October it did test our patience. These wine are elegant, but still have to core of rich fruit that our style is characterised by. You will see some old favorites as well as some new-comers like Conzelman Vineyard and soon Hogan's Run Vineyard. We hope you love them.
Deep dark purple hues. Earth, desert sage, anise and berry compote on the nose. Mouth-filling blackberries, spice, and earth on the palate. Full bodied with excellent acid and tannin balance. Long intense finish. A bold and rich expression of Pinot Noir.
Dark crimson in the glass. Aromas of smoky spice, sandalwood, pine and berries. Lush flavors of deep dark cherry, red berries, and spice. Silky texture that lingers on the long finish.
Bright crimson in the glass. Silky and rich, with medium-bodied cherry, blackberry, anise and herbal notes. Modest acidity and tannin which create a silky texture that lingers on the long finish.
Saturated purple color. Complex aromas with dark cherry, earth, raspberry and sweet oak. Black cherry, mushroom, and spice on the palate. Weighty texture with balanced tannin and acidity. Bold and intense on the long finish.
Deep crimson color. Graham cracker, cherry and spice come through on the nose. Black cherry, forest floor, and spice notes extend to the long finish. Well balanced, silky and rich.
Brilliant golden color in the glass. Intense aromas of honeysuckle, granny smith apple and Meyer lemon. Vibrant layers of mineral, apple, pineapple, apricot, and fig on the palate. A rich texture that fills the mouth. Leaving you with a very long and bright
Light straw color. Aromas of rose, lychee and spice notes. Rich flavors of pear, grapefruit, and fresh ginger. Silky texture and balanced acidity. Long dry finish with flavors that linger.
Bright crimson color. Graham cracker, strawberry and mineral come through on the nose. Strawberry, cherry, cola, and citrus notes extend to the long finish. Well balanced, silky and elegant.
Deep pink color. Aromas of strawberry jam, melon, honeysuckle, and stone fruit. Rich flavors of ripe watermelon, strawberries and cream. Complemented by a silky texture.
Pale straw color. Aromas of melon, guava and gooseberry. Flavors of lemon meringue, grapefruit and melon flavors, with notes of pineapple and citrus on the finish. A complex Sauvignon Blanc from one of the coolest areas of Calistoga.