Pinot Noir
Helfer Vineyard, 2000

$ 50.00

This Sonoma County Pinot Noir illustrates the pretty, forward characteristics often found in this appellation. This unfined and unfiltered wine exhibits sassafras, cola and red fruit characters with a perky, long finish. It should reach a nice balance between youth and experience at three to five years of age.

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Winemaker's Notes

While I consider this vineyard more of a Chardonnay site, it can produce fine Pinot Noir as well. Ginger, honey, and ‘surmaturité’ aromas, with open structured, lightly herbal, orange peel notes make this a good match with grilled salmon. While not built for the long-term, I expect it to fully return to its pre-bottling seductive state by the end of the year. Another ‘first crack’ wine.






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