Terlato Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley is the home of California’s finest Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. The valley is uniquely suited to this challenging yet rewarding grape. The cool climate and evening fog allow for an extended growing season and the opportunity for Pinot Noir to reach its full ripening potential.
Tasting notes: Aromas of red fruits (raspberries, strawberries, black cherries) with hints of violets, spice and minerality. This excellent wine is rich and complex but also relatively light. The wine's acidity frames it nicely and will pair well with a number of dishes including pork, chicken, beef and game. Well-integrated tannins and a silky smooth finish.
Fermentation & Aging: 12 days average primary fermentation with hand punch downs several times per day. Malolactic fermentation was performed in barrels, and the wine was aged on its lees until racked for bottling. Aged 10 months in 100% French oak, 40% new. The barrels are specially created in Burgundy for the Pinot Noir grape and are slightly toasted.