92 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Our S.V. Estate Pinot Noir adds new meaning to the term "homegrown," as some of the vines from which it is drawn are mere steps from the tasting room. Having complete "dirt to bottle" quality control ensures this limited release is a special one.
The 2018 Estate Pinot Noir is a beautiful balance of bright soft red fruits, floral notes, and forest floor. On the nose ripe strawberry, cherry, and pomegranate shine with hints of herbs and spice. The palate echoes the aromas along with blueberry, plum, black pepper, and a touch of clove. Serve this with herb-roasted chicken, grilled pork tenderloin, pan-seared portobello mushrooms, or French onion soup.
Appellation: Santa Clara County
Vineyard: Sarah's Estate
Grower: Tim Slater
Harvest Date: September 2018
Cooperage: 11 months, 25% New French oak
Bottling Date: August 2019