Pinot Noir is a very fickle variety requiring constant attention as well as lots of work during the growing season. This Pinot Noir is planted on both east and west facing slopes and on sandy as well as deep silt soils. The whole bag of viticultural tricks is employed to control vigour and crop level. Tonnage is never allowed to exceed 3 tons per acre and is frequently much lower than that. The result is fruit that reaches physiological ripeness as well as the desired sugar levels. You will find predominant aromas of raspberry, black cherry and anise with an earthy background. The palate is plush with a firm and ripe tannin finish. A well-structured wine designed for food and great with game dishes. Cellaring this wine for 1 year is recommended, but it will continue to improve for 5 to 10 years.
From Lake Breeze Vineyards