Pinot Noir
2015 Clos Pegase Pinot Noir, Mitsuko's Vineyard, Carneros, 750ml

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Why You'll Love It

Deep red fruit aromas, hints of blackberries and mint add depth and complexity to the nose. On the palate the tannins are firm and crisp, surrounded by a solid fruit core of late season strawberries, plums and cassis. The oak is well integrated into this wine, displaying nuanced aromas of cigar box and antique wood that sit beneath the fruit.

Vintage Notes

A near perfect growing season in 2016 ensured that our harvest was of extremely high quality. Benefiting from early bud break and plenty of spring rain, we saw early growth of the young canopy. As the temperatures started to rise and the rain events became less frequent, the vines flowered, moving into bloom with optimum conditions; helping promote a successful and abundant fruit set. The drought conditions of the previous years were starting to recede as we maintained a full soil moisture profile for much of the early growing season in all our vineyards. As we moved into veraison - the period where the small green berries start to develop color, gain sugar and lose their acidity - we began to see the true potential that 2016 was offering. It was fortunate that the rains held off until mid-October, as we were able to harvest our vineyards at precisely the right time, optimizing fruit flavor intensity whilst retaining the natural bright balanced acidity of the grape.