Special Library Release!
2013 Carneros ‘Estate Grown’ Pinot Noir
The 2013 highlights several clones of Pinot Noir grown on individual blocks, each vinified and aged separately. The weighty meatiness and smokiness of the Pommard clones are enhanced by the fruity exuberance of the Dijon clones- the Martini and Swan clones offer spice to the blend. Strong afternoon winds affect these sites, resulting in small berries and slower ripening with great concentration of aroma and flavor. A bouquet reminiscent of roses, ripe cherries, and a meaty smokiness leads to savory flavors of black cherry and plum, finishing with hints of tobacco and spicy new oak. This wine is perfect for the collector’s cellar and will continue to age gracefully for a decade or more.