2013 Pinot Noir Reserve
Terroir is a French word meaning that certain something that exists because of the unique combination of climate, soil, aspect, rainfall, grape variety, clone and other critical factors that exist in a very speciﬁc locale. It is, in essence, the taste of 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.” The 2013 Reserve is a blend of our best barrels of the 2013 vintage. Comprised of Pinot Noir clones 667, 777, 115, Pommard and 828, it exhibits rich aromas of cherries and raspberries with notes of cedar and vanilla. It is an elegant wine with a lush, silky texture and rich, long ﬁnish.