The California Pinot Noir Pairing highlights the differences the fickle, yet extraordinary Pinot Noir grape between more specific and more general appelations in the Golden State.
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 cooler climate Russian River Valley and a wine made from grapes blended from vineyar sites around the state 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, from oak influence.
Wine 2: California Pinot Noir will exhibit bright, rich fruit with sweet pomegranate, ripe red plums, black cherries and blackberries alongside secondary notes of smoke and earth.