The 2016 Carneros Pinot Noir has a vibrant ruby color and bright red berry-fruit expression. Aromas of ripe Bing cherry, fresh raspberry and strawberry lead to delicate nuances of sweet baking spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. On the palate, the fruit is darker and more savory with black cherry compote, charred strawberry, sun-warmed rose petal, tea leaf and a savory umami herbaceousness.
High-toned notes of sweet baking spices from the French oak barrels weave through the aromas and linger on the berry-imbued finish. Supple, fine-grained silky tannins structure the wine, while natural acidity gives it elegance, balance and vibrancy and all of this is backed up by a classic Carneros earthiness.