2016 Ridgecrest Vineyard Pinot Noir
Aromatically, this wine integrates bright fruit with darker earth aspects. This Ridgecrest Pinot Noir jumps out of the glass with ripe red fruit and blackberry bushes balanced with sarsaparilla and forest floor mushrooms, all elevated by a hint of new oak toast. On the palate the tannins are intense. Up front they are drying but as the mouthfool evolves, they become soft like fine chalk. The bright acid exposes a lingering essence of dried cherries and spices.