The 2015 growing season created the opportunity to achieve rich tannins and bold acidity in our Pinot Noirs. It was a very small crop with thick skins and small berries. Our ‘15 Pinot Noirs have beautiful color and surprisingly large body for Pinots - yet the tannins are wonderfully smooth. It should be a celebrated vintage for its uniqueness and fantastic wines.
Flavors of ripe bing cherry, baked raspberry, and subtle tropical notes. Coupled with the classic spicy notes - cardamon, nutmeg, and allspice - that come from good Green Valley sites. The big, smooth tannins and full acidity carry this Pinot Noir through from start to finish. It should drink beautifully for the next 5 -7 years.
Our 2015 Lancel Creek Pinot Noir has aromas of light cherry, deep spice, pomegranate, plum and toasted oak. Long, smooth tannins and bright acid combine with deep flavors of baked boysenberry and blackberry, black currant, cola and black cherry. The abundance of spicy structure, smooth tannins, and great acid make for a beautiful combination with the brambly dark fruit. This wine is showing so well right now. We recommend drinking it anytime in the next five years.
Vibrant, ruby red color. Aromas of red fruit, blackberry, persimmon and hint of sweet tobacco.
On the palate this Zin has a clean, fresh beginning – it’s middle is full and round with balanced acid and smooth tannins, which carry through the finish. Flavors of cooked raspberry, rich cocoa powder, and white peppercorn evolve into a finish of summer berry tart and ripe cherries.
Harvest date: September 12, 2016.
Harvest Brix: 25.2