Firesteed Pinot Noir (2018)
Our 2018 Pinot Noir continues the Firesteed tradition of a consistent fruit driven style, achieved with gentle techniques in the cellar and imagination in the vineyard. The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts propagated from cellars in Burgundy, pressed during the last days of fermentation and racked as soon as the wine finished malo-lactic fermentation. Lively with bright acidity, aromas of supple red cherries and mocha, with a hint of maple syrup, waft from the glass. On the palate this vintage mirrors the nose, showing flavors of pronounced red cherry, strawberry and hints of rhubarb. Well balanced, mid-palate the wine expresses a roundness filled with Crème Brule and finishes smooth with notes of dark chocolate and creamy caramel.