Red Wine by MacMurray Ranch from Central Coast, California. Deep ruby in color, the MacMurray Estate Vineyards Central Coast Pinot Noir opens with delicate notes of black cherry, raspberry and pomegranate, accented by a distinct spice character that typifies Olson Ranch. Velvety soft tannins meld with ripe red fruit flavors to create a smooth mouthfeel and long finish.
Red Wine by Beaulieu Vineyard from Carneros, California. Our 2013 Carneros Pinot Noir offers bright, elegant layers of cherry, cranberry, blueberry and fig, perfumed with an exotic floral note. Gentle hints of oak spice and vanilla, from aging in French oak barrels, lace the high-toned fruit expression. Supple, fine-grained tannins structure the wine and add a talcum-powder texture to the persistent red-berry finish. This Pinot Noir's wine's supple palate, brightened with medium acidity. Pair with salmon and poultry, as with lamb, beef and pork. Winemaker Domenica Totty suggests pairing this wine with roast chicken rubbed with herbs, salmon grilled on a cedar plank, or wild mushroom flat bread.
Red Wine by Freeman from Russian River, California. This is one of the fullest-bodied Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs that Freeman has ever made. The color is darker than usual, and the nose is atypically tight. Give the wine some air, though, and it reveals hints of black raspberries and oak. The palate brings out the rich red fruit we expect in our Russian River Pinot, and this year there is also a bit more tannin than usual. This and a long finish foretell a slow evolution.
Red Wine by Alfaro Family from Santa Cruz Mountains, California. Medium bodied and deep ruby in color, this wine shows a burst of fruit on the nose, and is chock-full of bright cherry, raspberry and spice flavors on the palate. Complex and well-balanced.