Length of aging:
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
United States, California, Sonoma
Based on a mix of clones, the 2017 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard was mostly destemmed and spent 15 months in 5--6-% new French oak. It reveals a bright ruby-tinged color and offers a feminine style in its notes of rasberries, flowers, rose hips, and spice. It's fine, incredibly elegant, has fine tannins, and just glides over the plate.
The 2017 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard is a blend of all the parcels on the property. Pliant, supple and engaging with no hard edges, the 2017 will drink well with minimal cellaring. Sweet floral and spice notes add perfume to a core of ripe red berry fruit. This supple, mid-weight Pinot has so much to offer. Today, it is absolutely delicious, not to mention incredibly inviting. I have a feeling the 2017 has a lot still to say, so I won't be surprised if it is even better in another few years' time.