Vivid red. Sexy perfume of fresh red berries, allspice and rose oil, with a hint of smoky minerals in the background. Lithe and spicy on the palate, offering intense raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of cola. Shows very good energy and thrust on the long, spicy finish, which is framed by silky, fine-grained tannins. - Josh Raynolds, Vinous
Planted in 1991, the 50-acre Hawks View Vineyard offers the ideal growing conditions for Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The eastern-facing slope and Laurelwood soils, combined with dry farming and hand harvesting, allow for wines of great character and distinction.
We always start our pinot blending with our favorite barrels of wine. The barrels that made this vintage's final cut were specially chosen for the Cellar Series label due to their intensity and purity of fruit. This select Pinot Noir blend displays elegance and floral notes with concentration to back it up. Cellar aged for an additional year in bottle. - Shannon Gustafson, Winemaker
Limited release, 250 cases