Origin: United States
- Central Coast
The nose opens with a burst of fresh, just-ripened cherry fruits moving towards a richer dried cranberry and kirsch, spiced with chocolate, cloves, and baking spices. Aromas open up to exhibit an exotic, perfumed overlay of sarsaparilla, cola, sandalwood, rose petal and lilac. The palate is well-structured, exhibiting a balanced basket of black, brambly fruit, plum, ripe cherry and strawberry, spiced with cardamom and dark chocolate. The midpalate is lush and deep, lifted with a fresh wash of acidity and followed by mouth-filling tannins.
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||UPC - bottle
||7 84585 01316 6
Dry - less than 4 grams/liter
We separated the entire lot into 1 ton, open-top fermenters, employing traditional punch-downs by hand in order to achieve optimal extraction. About 5% of the fruit was fermented as whole clusters. The wine was aged in an array of French cooperage, nearly half new, and gently racked once prior to bottling. Grapes, must, and wines were moved using gravity through to the barrel and using inert gas through racking and bottling.
2008 Ancien Carneros Pinot Noir - 87 PTS - Burghound
"A subtle hint of wood frames very fresh, cool and pretty red pinot fruit aromas that lead to delicious, round and quite supple middle weight flavors that possess good detail on the mildly fruit-driven but balanced and lingering finish."
Burghound, 87 pts
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