2015 Narcisse Pinot Noir
2015 started late with a cool spring with an unremarkable growing season. The grapes were hand picked at midnight with rigorous field selection and winery hand sorting. The grapes were gently destemmed and 15% whole cluster was reserved for spice, tannin and structure. Following a brief cold soak and gentle ferment, we aged Narcisse in 100% French Oak barrels (32% new) for 21 Months.
Intensely pure aromatics of griottes (wild cherries) and boysenberries interlaced with earthy tones. As the wine evolves in the glass, it carries elegant burst of dried fruits, exotic spices, vanilla, and black tea aromatics complemented by bright acidity of red fruit on the finish. The velvety tannins are extremely refined creating a Pinot Noir of great finesse, complexity and elegance. Narcisse 2014 is a mysterious wine that keeps evolving into profound sophistication.