Beyond Pinot Noir 2014
For our “Beyond” Pinot noir we strive to craft a wine that goes above and beyond. A blend of four clones found on our Edna Ranch, this wine exhibits remarkable depth and complexity. The Dijon clones 114, 115 and 667 all contribute a dark color and good tannin structure with the 667 and Pommard defining the elegant bouquet. Fermented in open top tanks and hand punched down, this wine was aged for 11 months in French oak barrels.
Ruby color with floral aromas of violet, rose petal and hibiscus surround the spice notes of juniper berry, allspice and sandalwood. Straight forward flavors of Bing cherries, raspberry and plum rounded off with notes of wet redwood on the finish. Well integrated tannins and balanced acidity provide a framework for the structure of this wine. Our preferred pairings for this wine include grilled lamb chops or a tenderloin of beef.