The year was 1924. It was the heart of the Prohibition Era and wine’s darkest hour when it was outlawed and deemed unconstitutional. It was also the year our family first planted vineyards in California and farmed grapes that were sold to friends and neighbors.
During an era of gangsters and bootleggers, port-style wines proved to be a favorite at speakeasies across the country. In honor of that bold time, two once-forbidden favorites come together to inspire our Port Barrel Aged Pinot Noir.
Crafted from rich Pinot Noir aged in Port barrels, this liberal wine has a velvety texture with layered flavors of blackberry and cocoa, complex spice aromas and richly toasted oak.
Pair with pecorino and almonds, roasted tenderloin, or simply sip alongside a piece of dark chocolate.
We pick the Pinot noir grapes at optimal ripeness based on a combination of winemaker evaluation, vineyard condition and an eye on the weather. We start to pick when the sugars and flavors have peaked to guarantee a rich and robust flavor. Once the wine is made, a portion is aged in Port Barrels, imparting sweet, toasty oak notes.
A portion of the wine is aged in port barrels for a minimum of 2 months.
- Alcohol: 15% by volume
- Total Acid: 0.57g/100ml
- Final pH: 3.71