Isabel Estate Pinot Noir 2006
A robust Pinot Noir. Dark medium garnet color, elegant primary fruit characters, ripe plums, strawberry and cranberry as well as chocolate and spiced notes with balanced oak. It is most cetainly a voluptuous wine - with enticing aromas and alluring depth. A full bodied wine with struture, complexity and beautiful mouth feel. Already charming in its youth, this wine will offer even more with time; cellar 5-8 years.
The 2006 growing season was the warmest on record with ample sunshine hours. Fabulous for the ripening of fruit...unless of course you are the ever difficult Pinot Noir grape! Extra attention was given to our vines to ensure bunches were protected from too much sun, which lends itself to undesirable jammy characters. Vineyard canopies were utilised to their fullest, ensuring fruit ripened slowly and completely while still taking advantage of the warm season.