Perfect bottle, which comes directly from org. box. One owner, always stored at 12 degrees. The 2002 vintage is one of my favorite vintages in general terms, so this is definitely a good experience. The vintage is showing its full potential.
Deep and complex Pinot Noir from a single vineyard located very close to the Pacific coast. Here the sticks get the cool breeze from the sea and at the same time good sun, so the conditions are almost ideal here. Because of the temperature, the grapes don't get that big, but what they lack in size, they make up for in flavor concentration.
Winemaker Joe Wagner chose to destem all bunches before pressing and let the wine mature for 12 months in French oak barrels, 60% of which were brand new.
The deep blood-red color immediately reveals that this is wine that wants something. And when you poke your nose into the glass, you are greeted with generous amounts of blackberry, raspberry tart, honeysuckle, rose petals, violets and Cherry Coke. The taste is clearly on the juicy and deep side with baked cherries, fresh strawberries, cranberries and a little vanilla greeting from the barrels. High five from here.