In 2003, I had a few fermentation lots that combined very well into a wine that reflects bits of Pinot personality from the entire county rather than the Sonoma Coast or the Russian River Valley. It has aromas of strawberry preserves, morello cherry, a hint of sassafras and well integrated oak that unfold into a very long, supple finish. Our first Pinot Noir that carries this designation, this is for those of you that have repeatedly requested a $25 Pinot Noir. Recently, I brought a bottle home for dinner, and Judi couldn’t believe we weren’t going to charge more for this. It is rare to find Pinot Noir of this quality for the price. I expect it to be at its best within a couple years from release.
Judi Scherrer –
California Grapevine – Nick Ponomareff
Medium-light brickish ruby; attractive, forward, spicy, red cherry and strawberry fruit aroma showing distinct varietal character; full body; forward, moderately concentrated, ripe, spicy, elegant, cedary, dark plum and black cherry fruit flavors; well balanced and structured; medium-full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Enjoyable to drink now. Highly recommended.