CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR:
Pinot Noir and Orin Swift Cellars have had a unique relationship over the years. With this being only the fourth release of Slander, our experimentation and trials with Pinot Noir go back many years prior. Our signature style of finding the highest quality grapes, picking without hesitation, and being gentle with the fruit during fermentation is of utmost importance. What results is a final blend of fruit sourced from the Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley, and Sta. Rita Hills AVAs.
An elegant nose presents, with complex aromatics of ripe cherries and dried rose petals, a touch of white pepper and a hint of alpine forest. Balanced and integrated, the palate comprises of sweet strawberries, cranberries, and traces of rhubarb. The wine closes at length with a finish of toasted brioche, a dash of caramel, and fresh raspberries.
BLEND: Pinot Noir
MATURATION: Aged for 10 months in French Oak, 30% new.