Belle Glos Dairyman Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015
The location of the Dairyman Vineyard in the alluvial deposits of the Russian River Valley epitomizes this world-class winegrowing region. The heavy fog rolls in over the coastal range only to burn off as the sun reaches its apex. This element of cooling paired with the deep loam soils allows the dijon clone Pinot Noir to ripen slowly to full maturity.
The color is a vibrant ruby red. Aromas of ripe cherry, fleshy black plum, and dried rose petal are beautifully intermingled with subtle notes of smoke, thyme and anise. The palate opens with a delightful berries and cream character; bright raspberry, cranberry, and cherry are nicely balanced by vanilla cream and a rich, rounded mouthfeel. It offers the perfect balance of sweet and savory with fig jam and candied blackberry notes, complemented by cedar, cocoa powder, and dark spices. The overall impression is one of balanced structure, bright acidity, and silky tannins with a long, lingering finish.