The California Pinot Noir Pairing highlights the differences the fickle, yet extraordinary Pinot Noir grape can achieve when grown in two very different climates within the state of California.
This Pinot Noir Pairing showcases the world's most “terroir” driven grape as it expresses the characteristics of one of its favorite homes, California. We will show you two unique expressions with examples of a warm climate Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir and a cooler climate Russian River Valley side-by-side.
This Pairing includes the following wines:
Wine 1: Russian River Valley Pinot Noir shows racy Bing cherries, cranberry compote, raspberries, and sour plums with cola notes, cinnamon, allspice and caramel.
Wine 2: Central Coast Pinot Noir will exhibit richer fruit with sweet pomegranate, ripe red plums, black cherries and blackberries alongside secondary notes of nutmeg, toasted star anise and smoke.