2014 SLH Pinot Noir
Enjoy now or cellar through 2021
August 19, 2015
It starts with the fragrance of wild strawberries, lavender,
and anise, then followed on the mid-palate by cherries and loamy earthen
notes with black truffles at the edges. Elegant tannins and balanced acidity
provide a layered frame with hints of red currants and black tea pleasantly
trailing on the finish. This wine has the depth of fruit conducive to aging
several years, but can be enjoyed now especially with fresh pasta with a light
marinara sauce, grilled prawns with a lime squeeze, or roasted quail wrapped
in grape leaves and bacon.
About 70% of the fruit for this wine was fermented in small
five-ton open-top fermenters, with the balance in ten-ton tanks. Aged 11
months in Neutral French Oak barrels.