Wayfarer Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012
Wayfarer Vineyard is 30 acres of Goldridge soil hidden among winding mountain roads and redwoods, two coastal ridges from the Pacific—an extraordinary place to grow profound pinot noir. This blend of the vineyard's 21 prize clones yields a wine of complexity and completeness, the culmination of a far-reaching journey.
This wine possesses a beautiful ruby color with aspects of garnet. Vibrant aromas of red cherry, strawberry, and raspberry mingle with layers of crushed violet and rose petal, fresh mint, and forest floor. New French oak adds even greater complexity with hints of vanilla bean and toasted bread. The entry of the wine is supple and generous and balances with its firm structure. A harmonious blend of the site's diverse clones, a panoply of red fruits unfurls on the palate with an emergence of cranberry, pomegranate, and raspberry, framed by silky tannins and lifted by bright acidity and mineral undertones. This is a restrained, concentrated wine that opens magically with each sip. The complexity of floral notes and wild red berries lingers on the palate with a lasting finish.