District 7 Wines Pinot Noir 2014
This Pinot Noir had extra hang-time which allows its intricate layers to evolve flavors of black cherry and strawberry, complemented by a touch of vanilla and toast that linger in a long, silky finish. An elegant, balanced offering that is the ultimate food wine. Try it with grilled salmon, roast duck, pork tenderloin, or soft-ripened cheeses.
California has 17 grape-crush districts, emcompassing a wide range of climate, terrain, and soil types. District 7, aka Monterey County, has the longest growing season of all of the districts, a result of the chilled marine air from the Monterey Bay that rushes down the Salinas Valley each day. The long growing season of District 7 allows District 7 Wines to "let it hang." Longer time on the vine means the grapes ripen slowly and evenly. Deciding when to harvest is all about finding the sweet spot, that perfect moment when the grapes have reached full flavor development. At District 7 Wines, they let it hang until the grapes are ready. The result is vibrant fruit, complex flavors, and excellent structure.