2009 Les Pintades
ANDERSON VALLEY, PINOT NOIR
Our new label. Crafted using indigenous yeast and aged in Neutral French oak barrels for 16 months, les Pintades captures a bright minerality and firm structure, while highlighting the lightness, finesse, purity and elegance of old world Pinot Noir.
Nose: Starts with strong aromas of Bing cherry and cranberry, giving way to more subtle notes of rhubarb and plum. As the wine opens, floral notes of wild rose mix with deeper scents of cardamom, bramble and forest floor.
Palate: The wine hits the palate with ample plum, cranberry and pomegranate, followed with black licorice and cherry. Earth tones and soft tannins highlight the mid-palate giving the wine a dusty texture and drinkability. The finish is delightful and elegant as mineral notes of slate mix with rose petal to produce a lingering focused result.
Extremely limited at 8 barrels or about 200 cases.