Its aromas will make you think of fresh raspberry sauce, cola, purple flowers and baking spices. The producer is Cristom from Willamette Valley, Oregon. A dry Pinot Noir with a full body. Tastes of creamy pudding and red fruit preserves. Nice food pairings include duck confit, grilled veal chops or roasted veal chops.
Aromas of quince, rose petal, confectionary sugar, passion fruit and gooseberry. Flavors of white peach, strawberry, pine, key lime, golden raspberry. Spicy, dry and mineral. Suggested food pairings include oysters, shrimp and grits, Thai food, crab cakes, Carolina BBQ, salad rolls, Phở
From the winery: 2010 was a challenging growing season, but with meticulous farming and masterful winemaking, our blend of eight different Pinot noir clones produced an intense, complex and balanced wine. Bright, forward aromas of black cherry, dried herbal and floral notes are lifted by molasses and anise blossom. Massive black cherry flavors are decadent and integrate well with spice, cola and cocoa tones. The texture is lush and rich, finishing with round soft tannins that provide perfect structure for cellaring. 1654 cases produced.
From the winery: This Pinot is leap out the glass good. The wine has a beautiful rich nose of blackberry pie fresh from the oven with maybe an edge of blueberry. In the mouth there is a velvety richness with bright red fruit flavors and a nudge of black pepper and exotic spices. The sweet berry center has a tad of vanilla or honey that heightens that central sweet spot and escorts the wine through a valley of subtle complexities that add to the melding of berry, earth and graveliness as it dances across your palate.