Rapture Pinot Noir - 3L

Rapture starts out with a moderately dark red-purple color in the glass, showing darker fruits and a more earthy expectation.

On the nose are aromas of blackberries, black grape, dark chocolate, briar, spice and a hint of pine.

Refined flavors of dark red cherries and berries that expand in the mouth to delicious dark plum and black raspberry fruit engaging the palate with hints of earthy goodness and exotic spices. The finish leaves a glorious silky impression.

The fruit for this wine comes from our Annapolis vineyard, located in Sonoma County, California, about three miles from the Pacific Ocean, at an elevation of about 1,000 ft.

Annapolis is nestled on a sunny hilltop and surrounded by redwood forests on the true Sonoma Coast where the views are as beautiful as they are breathtaking. Annapolis produces deep, richly textured Pinot Noir wines. The Pinot fruit tends to be darker here and tends to make a more vibrant, silky wine.

We wanted well-drained, poor soil, starting with deficiencies that would ensure the vines were stressed and gave their all to fruit quality. Our Annapolis vineyards have eroded sandstone that had once been the ocean floor of an inland sea, in fact this is the highly sort-after Gold Ridge soil so famous in parts of Russian River Valley.

Here the land is cooler than Carneros or the Russian River Valley, making the Pinot much more aromatically complex. Our choice was for Dijon clones to emulate their success in Burgundy’s climate and soils since we don’t have the same amount of sunlight here as in other Pinot growing areas.

Tasting Notes

Rapture starts out with a moderately dark red-purple color in the glass, showing darker fruits and a more earthy expectation. On the nose are aromas of blackberries, black grape, dark chocolate, briar, spice and a hint of pine. Refined flavors of dark red cherries and berries that expand in the mouth to delicious dark plum and black raspberry fruit engaging the palate with hints of earthy goodness and exotic spices. The finish leaves a glorious silky impression.

Winemaker Notes

The fruit for this wine comes from our Annapolis vineyard, located in Sonoma County, California, about three miles from the Pacific Ocean, at an elevation of about 1,000 ft.

Annapolis is nestled on a sunny hilltop and surrounded by redwood forests on the true Sonoma Coast where the views are as beautiful as they are breathtaking. Annapolis produces deep, richly textured Pinot Noir wines. The Pinot fruit tends to be darker here and tends to make a more vibrant, silky wine.

We wanted well-drained, poor soil, starting with deficiencies that would ensure the vines were stressed and gave their all to fruit quality. Our Annapolis vineyards have eroded sandstone that had once been the ocean floor of an inland sea, in fact this is the highly sort-after Gold Ridge soil so famous in parts of Russian River Valley.

Here the land is cooler than Carneros or the Russian River Valley, making the Pinot much more aromatically complex. Our choice was for Dijon clones to emulate their success in Burgundy’s climate and soils since we don’t have the same amount of sunlight here as in other Pinot growing areas.

Cooperage Notes

Aged for 12 months in French Oak Barrels - 40% New - 40% one use

StyleRed Burgundy
AppellationSonoma Coast
VarietalPinot Noir
PairingTruffle Salt, Mushroom
Alcohol14.50%
Bottle3000ml