2018 Pinot Noir
"A light colored red wine with aromas of cranberry, black cherry, and vanilla. Finishing with a touch of soft tannins. Pair with spiced duck, wild rice and mushrooms, or grilled eggplant."
-- Alison Crowe, Winemaker
Gold Medal Winner San Diego International Wine & Spirits Competition
I sourced this wine from our vineyards throughout the Russian River AVA. The fog of the Russian River banks gave the wine freshness while fruit from some of the warmer vineyards helped bring in richness and depth. Our vineyards up and down the Russian River appellation yielded barrel lots that were deeply colored and richly flavored.
Food Pairing Suggestions
Classic Pinot Noir pairings like pan-seared duck breast with a cherry reduction will work very well with this wine; but many other meaty or smoky dishes, even savory mushroom-based sautés and braises, also will be nice pairings. Pinot Noir is one of the most versatile food wines available. Non-traditional matches like baked fish topped with herbs and a Provencal-inspired tomato and garlic sauce are possibilities.