90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Our flagship Reserve from the 2018 vintage continues the string of successes from our Sarah’s Vineyard Pinot Noir blocks in the historic Santa Clara Valley appellation.
The 2018 Reserve Pinot Noir is bursting with red fruit aromas and flavors: cherry, raspberry, red currant, as well as floral notes of rose and violets on the nose. In the glass the fruit is accentuated by baking spice and vanilla with bright acidity and silky tannins. Pair this with our recipe for Filet Mignon with Sautéed Mushrooms and Pinot Noir Beurre Rouge, or enjoy on its own as the wine evolves in the glass.
Appellation: Santa Clara Valley
Vineyard: Sarah's Estate, Dwarf Oak Blocks
Grower: Tim Slater
Harvest Date: September 24, 2018
Cooperage: French Oak, 50% New, 18 months
Bottling Date: March 2020