In the heart of the Carneros wine appellation, set among tumbling hills with light bay breezes, are the Fotinos Brothers Vineyards. This 11 acre wine estate has the ideal microclimate for our traditional, yet progressive, style of viticulture. Our wines are a culmination of 115 years of family wine making, spanning four generations. We are committed to producing the highest quality, terroir driven Pinot Noir that is the purest expression of our vineyards. Since 1973 our family has hand crafted this wine on a private label. After 33 years of perfection, it is now available for everyone to enjoy. Salute! * Estate grown * Hand picked and sorted * OSRII block, Carneros wine appellation * Expected release date of March 20, 2012.
This Pinot has a 94 point rating and has won gold at The World Wine Championship.
Tasting Notes: The wine opens with perfumed aromas of ripe red fruits(plum,cherry and raspberry), an array of spices with a hint of smoke and toasty oak with subtle hints of evergreen and minerals. This gives way to a balance of similar flavors with a sneaky length and a velvety smooth finish.