Passion is a supple, single-vineyard, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.
On the palate, this wine is well-defined, bright with tremendous energy and a powerful body delivering both elegance and length.
It is delicate and sensual with succulent fruit qualities expressing nice red fruit and blueberry character then a very satisfying perfect balance of nice acidity coats the mouth and carries through to a long lingering finish. Under the nice firmness of the tannins, passion burns, controlled by an implacable elegance - this is a lovely, luscious Pinot Noir.
As a food wine it goes without saying that Passion will do justice to strong-flavored meats like venison or feathered game like duck, turkey or goose, braised, in sauce, or simply grilled.
For domesticated dishes, Peking duck or a nice cut of roast veal will be gently enveloped by the close-packed but elegant tannins of this elegant Pinot Noir.
After the cold soak time comes alcoholic fermentation in small, temperature-controlled, open-top tanks with punch downs occurring as needed during fermentation followed by 30 to 45 days of post-ferment maceration, all designed to extract the maximum flavor and color from the grape skins without violating the cells or seeds. The free-run wine is then consigned to French oak Burgundy barrels for approximately 11 months adding suppleness and smoothness during the aging interval.
The new wine has a deep purple color, a bouquet that exhales fruit and ample tannins in the mouth. There is no trace of over-ripeness, with all the opulence and richness of extreme maturity.
|Harvest Date||16th Sep 2019|
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|
|Date Bottled||27th Jul 2020|
|Drinkable||2021 - 2028|