Our 2018 Dundee Hills Reserve Pinot Noir displays a dark ruby color. Nuanced aromas of dried cherries, rose petals and earth set the tone. Juicy wild strawberry and cherry coat the palate with notes of sage highlighted in the background. The use of new French oak barrels in this wine supports the fruit and adds a touch of baking spice aroma where the contribution of older French oak barrels allows the tannins to develop gracefully over time. The finish is silky and long, which is a characteristic of Dundee Hills Pinot Noir.
Pleasing aromas of dried leaves, cherry, and tomato leaf lead to a silky palate. Plum skin and dark cherry define the flavor profile, as do blooming rose petals, a thread of minerality, and a savory finish of espresso and cigar leaf. Aged nine months in 25% new French oak.
A pretty violet aroma leads the way into a solid wine packed with blueberry, blackberry and plum fruit flavors. A hint of cola and a streak of dark chocolate contribute to a potent, powerful Pinot that can take on almost any sort of meat entrée, including a big burger.