Tasting Notes: At first glance, your eyes will be captured by the mesmerizing dark ruby color of this light to medium bodied Pinot noir! As you lift the glass, you will be treated to an amazing range of aromatics. Initially, you’ll sense the subtle fragrance of red rose petals, candied spice and cinnamon followed by a bountiful basket of assorted Oregon strawberries, marionberries, blackberries and raspberries with hints of blueberry cobbler. These aromas are intensely elegant as they reflect and then dance across the palate, leading to a pleasurable and lingering finish. This wine is a true Pinot noir experience!
Romance Copy: The forested foothills above Jacksonville provide the perfect setting for our three unique vineyards with varied elevations approaching 2000 feet. They are planted to seven clones, five of which are making an appearance in our 2012 Adagio.
The fruit was hand harvested and field sorted at the dawning of a cool late September morning, and immediately delivered to the winery where the art of limited input winemaking was patiently performed. The perfectly ripe clusters were destemmed, sorted and placed in small bins to cold soak until fermentation began with indigenous yeast provided by nature in our vineyard. After a series of manual punch downs, the wine was pressed, settled and transferred to 100% French oak barrels for fifteen months where primary and ML fermentations were naturally completed.