Windsor Oaks Vineyards
2010 3 Dijon Clones Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir •Windsor Oaks Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
The Mighty Oaks
Windsor Oaks Vineyards grow grapes that go on to become fine wines from a handful prestigious producers. They hold back 5% of their grapes for their own superior wines. These wines represent the best of the best, often at a fraction of the price of those other wines.
Today’s 2010 3 Dijon Clones Russian River Valley Pinot Noir from Windsor Oaks vineyards is a highly recommended wine that we really encourage our Operatives to try. At today’s special price, this should be an easy choice for any Pinot fan.
Bright fruit on the nose and palate are balanced against earthen components. These combine to make the wine very approachable - without sacrificing complexity.
Enjoy this wine now and for the next several years.
Luminescent and glossy dark ruby, the wine glints when held to the light, casting off ruby reflections. After a hearty spin, the wine settles quickly. Tall, widely-spaced legs run very slowly down the glass.
Earthy forest floor and bramble mix with a soft berry compote that give the nose a bright lift. After some swirling, another subtle layer appears, revealing tobacco, supple leather and soft spice.
Broad and fresh, with an initial rush of sweet dark berry fruit, tart plum skin. As the wine breathes, these flavors are joined by leather, bramble, tobacco and a hint of fresh thyme.
Bright and slightly firm, this well-structured wine has a long finish with fruit that quickly tails off to a delightful earthiness. This gives the wine a great complexity. At the tail end, warm sandalwood and spice persist.
Duck with roasted plum and persimmon or a roasted beet and feta salad.