Dark in color with a red berry nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some classic albeit mild pinot noir flavors with red berries and some rustic notes coming through. The wine is a blen of 9% cab sauv, 41% pinot noir and 50% merlot. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice mild tannins and some earth notes typical of pinot noir. For $15.95 a bottle at the winery it’s a pretty good deal. Very food friendly! We paired it with a Maltese baked macaroni and it went very well!
From the Winery’s web site
Grapes underwent a short cold soak, and were fermented in stainless steel with a temperature-controlled maceration. Gently pressed, with malo-lactic fermentation completed in barrel. Each of the varieties were vinified separately and then combined after they were aged on their lees for one year in barrel.
Cooperage: French (80%) and American (20%) Oak barriques, hogsheads and puncheons.
Harvest Dates: September 14 to October 27, 2011