Our SBAR Pinot Noir is elegant and balanced with flavors that are reminiscent of a French Pinot. Leading with aromas of dark berry and raspberry on the nose, along with some nutmeg, clove and subtle cinnamon.
The round, creamy mouthfeel brings out the luscious dark fruit flavors with highlights of subtle sweet oak. While the smooth, velvety tannins and balanced acid structure lead to a lingering finish.
This wine comes from select blocks from a single vineyard, which is SIP Certified Sustainable. The section of the vineyard is named Firepeak to pay homage to the extinct volcanoes in the area. Planted with various Pinot Noir clones, two low yielding, small clustered clones, 777 and 667, were selected. A celebrated Dijon clone from Burgundy, the 777 is beloved for the dark color, dark berry and dark spice notes, and velvety richness. Clone 667, also a celebrated Burgundian, brings a dark color, elegant spectrum of flavors, and soft tannins.