TASTING NOTES
Balanced with just the right amount of acidity and fruit, this Pinot Noir boasts alluring aromas of crushed pomegranate, fresh cherry, graham cracker and thyme. Flavors on the palate showcase sweetened cranberry, tart raspberry, vanilla cream and hints of blood orange. The finish is intriguing and complex with herbal notes framed by nutmeg and vanilla.

WINEMAKER NOTES
One of the earliest vintage to date, 2016 provided even heat during late July and early August which brought on early ripening to Pinot Noir grapes. A majority of the Pinot Noir was sourced from two vineyards on the northern part of Lodi that approaches the Sierra Foothills. The Clarksburg Pinot Noir portion comes from the Pierson Lambert Vineyard, which is just west of Lodi in the Sacramento Delta. A healthy portion of Barbera from Paso Robles and Lodi was blended in to add a touch of plum fruit and acidity. Small amounts of Valdigue and Zinfandel round out the blend to add light spice and provide an aromatic lift. The result of this blend is a fruit forward and balanced Pinot Noir with complex layers.

FOOD PAIRINGS
This Pinot Noir would pair well with a lighter dish such as roasted chicken served over mashed potatoes with rosemary au jus. It would also pair wonderfully with pan-roasted vegetables over brown rice topped with shaved pecorino cheese.

BLEND
82% Pinot Noir
10% Barbera
5% Valdigue
3% Zinfandel

APPELLATIONS
50% Lodi
29% Clarksburg
13% Paso Robles
5% Monterey
2% Solano County
1% Napa Valley

ANALYSIS
pH 3.62
TA 5.9 g/L
ALC 13.5%
RS 4.0 g/L

UPC
8 33302 00243 0

SRP
$12

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