WindVane Carneros Pinot Noir bottle

WindVane Carneros Pinot Noir

region
California
appellation
Carneros
grape
100% Estate Pinot Noir.
vinification
The Pinot Noir grapes, from individual vineyard lots, are gently hand harvested at night into small 30lb picking boxes in order to bring the fruit into the winery intact and cold. They are then destemmed, lightly crushed and cold-soaked in small fermentation tanks holding 3 to 10 tons each for two days to extract color and flavors. During fermentation, the grape skins are punched down or wine is pumped over one to three times per day, determined by taste, to fine-tune the extraction of the skins. When optimal extraction is achieved, the free run wine is promptly drained from the skins and seeds and transferred to barrels for aging. Only the free run wine is used in this blend.
aging
Aged 9 months in 100% French Oak.
color
Deep red with hints of ruby.
aroma
The nose catches you first with intense black cherry and blackberry that opens up to spice and bramble.
palate
The mouth brings in all of this fruit with a full silky texture framed by a touch of sweet French oak. The spice gains momentum through the palate carrying into the bright finish of this complex Pinot Noir.
serving suggestions
Grilled pork loin with blackberry sage sauce, marinated flank steak, or ginger spiced blueberry shortcake. The bright acid stands up to firm textured cheeses.
formats
750ML
alcohol
14.5%
WindVane Carneros Pinot Noir bottle