One bottle each of our best selling pinot noir:
2012 - Capiaux Gap's Crown Pinot Noir
2012 - MacPhail "Toulouse Vineyard" Pinot Noir
2013 - Lemelson "Thea's Selection" Pinot Noir
Lemelson "The's Selection" Pinot Noir
The fragrant, spicy nose of the 2013 Thea’s shows black cherry, licorice, cocoa, and dusty earth. The palate is medium-full with vibrant red cherry and spice on the sweetly fruited, yet restrained mid-palate. The long, juicy finish has good flow, moderate tannins and persistent strawberry and spice. This wine will begin drinking best during the summer of 2015 and improve in bottle for another 5 to 7 years.
MacPhail Toulouse Vineyard Pinot Noir
The gravelly Pinole soil facilitates deep-seeking roots and excellent drainage gives this wine the ability to lay down for a few years. Her captivating perfume is followed by beautifully intertwined earthy and red fruit flavors. Although she can be enjoyed now, especially for those who love the exuberance of young Pinot Noir, we suggest giving her a few years in a secret hiding place to let everything come together even more. This sexy Pinot Noir is seamless in texture, with notes of bright cherry, roasted herb and toasty spice. She hints at butterscotch and caramel, with a balanced depth, nice acidity and a lingering finish.
Capiaux Gap's Crown Pinot Noir
Dark red with ruby highlights. Slightly roasted aromas of musky plum, raspberry, chocolate and underbrush. Rich and deep but a bit chunky, showing plenty of pinot red berries but coming across as outsized and a bit warm. Finishes with broad, ripe tannins and a slightly dry edge. An exaggerated style of pinot. This vineyard has had four owners in the past four years, according to Capiaux.