2019 Earth Pinot Noir
Single Vineyard Series
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: 100% Russian River Valley
Oak: 45% New French Oak
Crafting the Earth is always a lesson in hedonism. Common knowledge dictates Pinot Noir live in the coolest climates off the coast, with the influence of the Ocean dominating its terroir. We generally respect that dogma, but for this particular blend we thought it would be interesting to do things a little bit differently. So, a hypothesis was created: How does meticulously farmed Pinot Noir grow in slightly less cool climates, particularly the more northeastern portions of the Russian River? Earth is the result of this hypothesis. Egregious fruit, chewy tannins, forest remnants, and we think damn fine wine.
First impressions of the 2019 betray complex aromatic layers of deep, dark, spicy fruit. The palate nurtures sweet lush cherry and a refreshing punch of acidity. Extended subtle flavors of vanilla, nutmeg baking spice, and brown-buttered graham cracker crust complete the tail end of profile. Enjoy this elegant Pinot Noir on its own or paired with an exceptionally wide variety of dishes, from a basic Mediterranean salad to a bone-in garlic herb pork chop.