The bouquet is beautifully enchanting with notes of brambly blueberry and cranberry compote, pine bark, clove and holiday spice. On the palate this wine is taut and firm with mouth coating silky, fine-grained tannins, accents of mineral, redwood, vanilla, raspberry, red currant and cassis. Tart and cheerful, this Pinot has a long life ahead.
The Destein estate vineyard sits on a west-facing slope in isolated Jamison valley at the east end of the Bennett Valley AVA. It takes the brunt of cool air flowing through the Petaluma Gap from the Pacific Ocean, allowing ample flavor development through generous hang time resulting from cool growing season temperatures.
|Barrel Aging||21 months|