Rapture Pinot Noir 2015

Burgundy beware - this is another quaffing Pinot Noir from Bill, this time from the Carneros appellation with warm summer days tempered by cool San Francisco Bay breezes to build complexity and spice into a mouth-filling Pinot. Potential for great aging over about five years but OK to drink now as well.

Bright cherry, cranberry and tart pomegranate fruits on the nose, laced with black pepper and cinnamon. The palate is a little like one might imaging bramble, with rose and clove characters lingering through the long finish. This full-bodied wine’s solid structure promises beautiful aging; drink now and over the next 5–6 years.
This was a blending exercise with our Carneros Pinot which is usually somewhat mono-dimensional but this year the daily weather patterns really worked in favor of our taste buds.
French Oak for 11 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.
Color Red
Vintage 2015
Style Red Burgundy
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Varietal Pinot Noir
Date Bottled 26th Jul 2016
Drinkable 2017 - 2022
Alcohol 14.40%
Bottle Size 750ml
PH Level 3.82
Residual Sugar 0.077