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.
Our 2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley came from a Sagnee of ripe Pinot Noir. This ancient French method for dealing with high brix fruit always meant there would be a little Rosé around the house for family dinners. Our Sagnee, or “bleed” came from a friends lot of Pinot that was very ripe. There was enough to make 56 cases, so instead of drinking it around the house, we put a label on it this time!
It’s a robust and fruity version of Rosé, with more than enough body to pair with foods. We find fresh and ample flavors of ripe cherry, strawberry, rose hip and touch of tropical fruit. It has some of the most beautiful color you’ll ever see in a Rosé – we can’t get enough of just looking at it. Drink this Rosé nice and cold in the next few months. We’ll make more next year!
2016 Bannister Rosé of Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Aromas of cranberry, vanilla, raspberry and dried herbs. Flavors of cola, anise, rhubarb, and tart raspberry. A soft front followed by bright acidity and full tannins. This Pinot will continue to mature in the cellar.
Our 2013 Campbell Pinot is a single clone, 777. Harvested September 15th between 4 and 6 am, the fruit arrived at the winery still as cold as the morning low of 55 degrees.
It was fermented in t-bins, twenty percent whole cluster, and aged for eleven months, with thirty five percent new oak. Only two hundred cases produced. 14.1% Alcohol
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.