Cherry, caramel and cola aromas are followed by dusty oak, butterscotch and plum flavors. This wine shows balanced acid in the midpalate and a slightly fresher acidity on the finish. Enjoy this Pinot Noir with creamy mushroom risotto, maple-pomegranate glazed pork chops or your favorite assorted cheeses.
Davis Bynum Pinot Noirs showcase the unique terroir of distinct sites in the Russian River Valley. Our Lindley’s Knoll Pinot Noir comes from a block in our Jane’s Vineyard located in the Santa Rosa Plain area of this AVA. The vines here show moderate vigor in their growth habit, mainly due to the acidic, nutrient poor soil and good drainage. We planted on rootstock that has a shallower rooting angle to match the soil profile. Temperate weather is common at Jane’s Vineyard, allowing the fruit to ripen in the warm days, yet retain acidity in cool nighttime temperatures.
The 2019 vintage started off with copious amounts of rain saturating the soil in late winter, with even more rain lasting through spring. A hot June facilitated vine growth followed by a considerable heat spike in August, pushing the sugars up and allowing the berries to develop ripe flavors. With everything in balance for a beautiful harvest, we hand picked this fruit in the cool early morning hours of September 20th.