This winehas vivid bright cherry, raspberry and plum aromas, with seductive sweet vanilla notes. Composed
mostly of grapes from the famed Pommard and Swan clones, this plush Pinot is fruit-forward, rich, round and
mouthfilling, with juicy dark cherry, plum and pomegranate flavors, with zesty tea-leaf spice notes on the long,
succulent finish. With superb balance, deep, opulent fruit, supple tannins and bright acidity, this delicious Pinot
will drink beautifully for 5-7 years.
We craft our Carneros Pinot Noir from multiple, small-berried clones of the variety grown in several outstanding vineyards in the famed Carneros District at the southern tip of Napa Valley. Morning fog and cooling afternoon breezes from nearby San Pablo Bay ensure a long growing season and the slow, even ripening of our Carneros grapes.
|Grapes are harvested exclusively from the Anderson Valley estate vineyard where the cool, foggy mornings and
warm late afternoons are ideal for ripening Pinot Noir grapes to perfection. The vineyard features six superb
French Pinot Noir clones, which yield small-berried grapes with intense, concentrated flavors and ripe, round
tannins. Each lot receives a three-day cold soak before fermenting separately in open-top stainless steel tanks
with gentle, manual punch-downs. Following a maceration of several weeks with daily assessments of color and
tannin development, the wine was transferred to 30% new French oak barrels. In spring, the wine was blended
and barrel-aged for another 6-7 months. Total barrel aging is 14 months.
|Delicious with seared tuna or swordfish, pork or lighter red meats.
|The Cakebreads show their commitment to quality through their years of family teamwork, their stewardship of the land, their care in growing and vinifying individual lots of grapes for each wine and their public programs for healthy living. The result is a world-class winery that crafts distinctive wines and welcomes dedicated visitors year after year.