2009 simi pinot noir
"To capture fresh fruit flavors, we de-stemmed the grapes for our Simi Pinot Noir before fermenting 100% of it in stainless steel fermenters. All of the wine then underwent a secondary, malolactic fermentation before being aged for 10 months in small, 100% French oak barrels.
A luscious, ruby hue with a bright edge, our Sonoma County Pinot Noir offers aromas of raspberry, cherry, cranberry, gingerbread, sage, violets, and light toast followed by bright and focused red fruit notes of cherry and cranberry, along with gently lifted hints of flora and ginger. The wine is nicely structured, with firm and balanced acidity. The finish of raspberry, along with creamy, toasty oak, lingers. This wine is marvelous when paired with fried chicken, mushroom risotto, barbecued salmon—or something as simple as goat cheese." -Winery