pureCru Pinot Noir 2018
2018 saw a relatively mild summer followed by sunny, warm fall days. The fruit developed complex flavors under nearly ideal conditions, slowly increasing in sugar content. Soft tannins and crisp acidity were nurtured over time, allowing winemakers to harvest steadily with perfect timing. The result was fruit of excellent quality, quantity, and ripeness. The sensual expression of rich soil minerality interwoven with red fruit is truly Pinot Noir. Medium-bodied, with complex fruit nuances at its core, this wine can be matched with a variety of foods.
Annual production is 150 cases.
Three wine lovers from the Central Valley have come together with their founder and multiple award-winning Napa Valley winemaker. The winery is known for its small production and unique brand.
I've always missed the old days of making wine on a scale where I could do it all myself," said Mitch Consentino. Although completely self-taught when it comes to wine, Mitch Consentino, winemaker-in-charge, is the creator of the Meritage Blend, of which more than 200 are made today. Over the course of his career, he has won more than 2,000 awards, including the Andre Cherichev Winemaker of the Year, the father of California wine, and numerous other awards for best wine. His blending abilities are highly regarded around the world.
|Type of Wine
|PURE CRU NAPA VALLEY
|Carneros Napa Valley, California
|100% Pinot Noir
|Aged in French oak barrels with lees for 16 months.