2017 / Pinot Noir
2017 Landmark Hop Kiln Estate Pinot Noir
We're excited to release our second vintage of Pinot Noir from our Hop Kiln Estate. With three unique soil types, the grapes from this vineyard produce the famous plush and rich style of Pinot Noir of this region.
Harvested from a truly landmark vineyard, which is located on the coveted Westside Road in the Russian River Valley, this unique bottle also features the iconic and historical stone hop kilns which the California Heritage Society have named a historical landmark.
This Pinot Noir is nearly full bodied with complex fruit of ripe strawberry raspberry and black cherry mixed with baking spice and licorice, toasted oak and savory autumn leaf elements joining sustained ripe fruit on the mid palate. The finish is long with moderate intensity fine tannins, balanced acidity with cherry cola and faint floral notes joining lingering ripe fruit.
The 2017 Hop Kiln Estate Pinot Noir is bold and complex, yet balanced on the palate. It’s a great pairing with rich, flavorful dishes like Porchetta served with herbed, oven roasted potatoes, or with sheep’s milk cheeses like P’tite Basque or Caciocavallo.