2OO8 PINOT NOIR
Sourced from single vineyards grapes in the Russian River Valley, this Pinot Noir has aromas of blueberry, red currant, lavender, and vanilla. Medium-bodied red currant and cherry flavors are accented by a rich note of cedar. A significant percentage of whole berries was included at fermentation. Gently pressed off the skins, the young wine was then aged in newer small French oak barrels for eleven months. A tiny percentage of Syrah was included in the final blend for additional complexity. Suggested retail is $18. Available from Horizon Beverage Company.