2007 Pinot Noir Cardiac Hill 3pk
2007 is a vintage that rewards patience. Enjoy three bottles of beautifully cellared Pinot Noir from our Cardiac Hill Block.
Cardiac Hill is a very steep hillside, with a high amount of clay in the soil. The plants really had to struggle to mature enough to produce a significant crop--which took 10 years!
Winemaker Notes: The grapes were destemmed into a 1-ton fermenter. After a 7-day cold soak, commercial yeast was added. The fermenters were punched down twice daily, until dry. The fermenters were pressed after the cap fell, and allowed to settle overnight. The wine was then aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.
Tasting Notes: Our third bottling of Cardiac Hill Pinot Noir displays complex aromas—red currants, pie cherries, cranberries, with hints of violets, tobacco, and marzipan. On the palate, this wine exhibits a delicate structure with lighter young tannins and bright acidity. At first, the flavors reveal pie cherries with sappy oak and white pepper. With time, red currant, raspberry, cranberry, plum, and cola emerge, with notes of creamy vanilla, almond, and a whisper of minerality. Spicy cherries underscore a very long finish.
Serving suggestions: Decant if consumed young, cellar 5-8 years. Serve with roasted poultry, braised pork, grilled mushrooms and salmon, or dark chocolate.