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2015 Pinot Noir
This wonderful Estate Pinot Noir was crafted from grapes farmed from the beautiful rolling hills of our Carneros Estate Devaux Vineyard. Handcrafted in very limited quantities, still wines are sold exclusively through our visitor center in Rutherford and to our loyal club members.
Deep and brilliant red-ruby colored wine exhibits aromas of red cherries, cranberries, and wild strawberry, with a hint of clove spice and toasted oak. Floral tones of violet and lilac highlight the bouquet of this elegant and complex wine with a silky texture. The long finish has a nice balance of red berries and spices with notes of cranberry, red plums, and fresh cedar wood.Download Fact Sheet
Cold whole clusters were gently destemmed without crushing and then hand sorted to ensure only the best quality went into the fermentation tanks. During cold maceration intense and bright fruit flavors are extracted from the pulp, as well as the vibrant red-ruby color pigments from the skins. The wine is separated from the skins towards the end of fermentation, and the clear juice is then racked into French Oak barrels to finish fermentation and slowly mature over a period of 10 months.Download Fact Sheet
Pair this rich Pinot Noir with fragrant cheese styles like Emmental, Morbier, or Limburger. For entrées, try roasted game birds dishes, wild mushroom risotto, lamb shank, or pasta dishes with cream sauces.Download Fact Sheet
Facts & Figures
BLEND: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Carneros, Napa Valley
TA: 5.6 g/l
OAK AGING: 100% French Oak Barrels (30% new for 10 months)
AGING POTENTIAL: 3-5 yearsDownload Fact Sheet
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