2007 Pinot Noir Reserve
More than any other varietal, Pinot Noir is an expression of terroir. Terroir is a word thrown about in the wine world meaning the unique characteristics of a particular locale – the taste of the place. And no other varietal reflects its sense of place more than the temperamental Pinot Noir grape. It’s a fascinating wine that, as Miles in the movie Sideways rhapsodized, has flavors that are “the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and ancient on the planet.” Our 2007 Reserve combines fruit from four of our Pinot-heaven vineyards to create a wine that is greater than the sum of its parts. The fifteen barrels that comprise the final blend were specially-selected and hotly-debated. The result is an elegant and complex wine that is silky in texture and dramatic in flavor. With a beautiful garnet hue in its maturity, flavors of red cherry and strawberry meld together with earth and truffle to present a remarkably intriguing and sophisticated wine that demonstrates all the magic cellar aging can produce.