Cherry minerality as usual, mellow oak (40% new French oak). Slightly (in a good way) salty with lively acidity. Bursting with cranberries, this is an old-school California Pinot. With its five spice notes and a hint of nutmeg, we'd call it a perfect turkey dinner accompaniment. Homemade whipped cream and strawberries on the nose blossom into white cherry in the mouth. Has a long finish and is subtle and smooth. Fun to drink now and built to age. All from Hopkins Ranch, ‘Swan’ clone Pinot, in the heart of the Russian River Valley.
Bottled August, 2016
T.A. 6.2 g/L