This wine is classic Wildcat! It opens with bass notes, raspberry, cherry, soy, a hint of barbecue, and the floral note of rose petals. The entry is focused and slightly lean; melding into a savory, harmonious mid-palate like red velvet cake—cherry and chocolate with crushed-up berries with rocks thrown on top. The tannins are fine-grained and slightly grippy. The finish of this compellingly delicious wine is very lingering.
Situated high on the southern flank of the mountain range defining the western edge of Sonoma Valley, Wildcat Mountain Vineyard is an outlier as it straddles both Los Carneros and Sonoma Coast appellations. This is an ideal place to grow top-tier Pinot noir grapes.
|Barrel Aging||21 months 57% new French oak|