A touch more restrained than previous vintages this youthful Pinot requires some aeration to flesh out the dusty aromas of dried rose petals, leather, cocoa, tea leaf and red berry scents. Flavors of raspberry, cranberry and pomegranate mingle with clay earth, smoked meat and dark tea that leads to a lingering finished highlighted by a touch of citrus pith. Enjoyable now, but destined to aged exceptionally well. Drink now or over the next decade. 125 cases
The Weir Vineyard in the Yorkville Highlands is located on a south facing hillside of rocky gravely soils at an elevation that ranges between 850 and 1000 feet. Cool ocean air funnels up the Anderson Valley to regulate the ripening of the exceptional fruit from this vineyard.