This inaugural release of our 2013 Butternut Pinot Noir has been in the works for two years to ensure a wine that over delivers for the price. Our grapes are sourced from vineyards that span California’s greatest wine growing regions. Locations and topography of the vineyards vary from the misty and rugged coastline to the protected inland valleys, adding to the complexity of this medium-bodied, aromatic Pinot Noir.
WINEMAKING: We combined the grapes from the Napa Valley, Monterey and Sonoma appellations as well as within the sub-appellations of the Sonoma Coast and Santa Lucia. Thanks to a growing season marked by near perfect weather, the winemaking process was minimal allowing the wine to develop "on it's own." Each lot was aged on a blend of neutral and new French oak before blending and bottling.
TASTING NOTES: Aromas of vanilla, cassis and menthol lift from the glass. On the palette an array of red and dark berries are met with a medium bodied, silky finish. FOOD PAIRINGS: Pair Butternut Pinot Noir with grilled salmon, pork roast, or a light pasta.
WINEMAKER: Tony Leonardini
VINTAGE: 2013 VARIETAL: Pinot Noir
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