A stylish Pinot Noir with jammy and earthy notes and hints of spice on the nose. These fruit-driven flavors carry over onto the palate and are balanced by structured tannins. The palate offers juicy strawberry jam flavors with a dash of nutmeg spice. Lush and complex on the palate, this Pinot Noir has guts yet a silky finish.
The 2008 growing season began drier than usual with normal rainfall in January and February yet little rain in the spring months. Record heat persisted throughout the summer which helped the grapes achieve good flavor development and ripe tannins. Warm weather continued for much of harvest, allowing for consistent and deliberate ripening of the grapes. Overall, the 2008 harvest produced high quality grapes.