Weighing in at 13.5% alcohol, this starts off with lighter aromas of blood orange rind, with earthy undertones connecting on the nose. Elegant and very feminine, there is a lot to like with this wine that shows red currant, red cherry and peat moss flavors. A gorgeous pairing for roasted salmon, this wine can be cellared for ten years or more. Only 125 cases of this great wine. Drink 2018-2028. 91 points.
--International Wine Report, July 2018
This wine is very expressive, with aromas of cinnamon, lilacs, and cherries. Very elegant and precise on the palate, light-medium-bodied, with an easy acidity and lightly youthful tannins. On the palate, flavors of dark fruits like black currants, Marionberry, plum skins, and boysenberry, with hints of sweet spiciness and earthiness and a very long finish.
This wine is a blend of Pinot Noir sourced from our estate Heritage and Cardiac Hill blocks.
The fruit was harvested by hand and destemmed into 1 and 1.5 ton vats. After a 4-5 day cold soak, fermentation began. The must was pumped over and punched down twice daily and pressed at dryness. The wine was aged in 25% new French oak barrels for 16 months and bottled.
Food Pairing Notes
Roasted or grilled chicken, rack of lamb, mushrooms, pork loin, pan-roasted or grilled salmon, grilled tuna