2014 Sketchbook Pinot Noir
Sketchbook Pinot Noir is bright and juicy, with leather and earth on the nose and flavors of Bing cherry, crunchy red fruits, and a delicate, lingering finish.
100% Mendocino County
0.55 g/100 mL
Aged 12 months in a combination of new and seasoned American oak barrels, redwood tanks, and stainless steel
This elegant dry red wine boasts a marvelously complex nose of ripe black cherry and black raspberry fruit with complementary scents of sage, black tea, white pepper and vanilla. On the palate the wine delivers rich, ripe savory cherry and berry flavors that pick up a zesty tea-leaf spiciness in the long finish.
Mendocino's vineyards lie at the cool northern extreme of California's coastal wine region. Nestled between Mendocino's rugged mountains and forests, these vineyards produce remarkable Pinot Noir grapes.
Food Pairing Notes
This flavorful, well-balanced Pinot Noir makes a fine to grilled salmon, roast duck, rosemary, chicken, herb marinated lamb chops and aromatic cheeses
At the headwaters of the Russian River, Mendocino County is considered one of California’s pristine and less traveled wine regions. An area known for its simple way of life and breathtaking natural beauty, the grapes grown here express the care that results from generations of family farmers.