A study in balance, this Pinot Noir has it all: bright fruit, juicy acidity, full body, and fine-grained tannins. Invite Patricia to your table, along with braised short ribs, grilled portobello mushrooms, and seared duck breast.
A complex and assertive aroma leads with ripe marionberry and red plum, while spicy cedar, floral violet, and vanilla add intrigue. Velvety tannins build structure in this full-bodied wine, complemented by juicy acidity. Darker fruit flavors of black cherry and huckleberry are supported by vanilla, brambly spice and an accent of red plum. A long finish is carried by tannins and mouthwatering acid, all while being defined by a persistent ripe fruit and spicy oak complexity. This 2017 cuvée comes from four vineyards aged in 40% new French oak for ten months.