This Pinot Noir has aromas of cherry and raspberry with a hint of root beer. It showcases flavors of ripe red fruit, plum and molasses along with silky tannins and a very smooth mouthfeel. The light acidity is balanced with a nice oak influence that rounds out this full-bodied Pinot Noir. The finish is long and smooth with lingering flavors of supple fruit.
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, the low yielding, small clustered Clone 667 is always featured in this wine. A celebrated clone from Burgundy, the 667 “Swan” clone imparts a dark color, the elegant spectrum of flavors including beautiful red fruit and soft tannins.