Pinot Noir Dessert Wine
COMPOSITION: Elkhorn Peak Estate Grown Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Napa Valley
RS: 6 g/L
PRODUCTION: 6 barrels
Six barrels of Elkhorn Peak 2018 Estate Grown Pinot Noir were selected to begin our first long-term Pinot Noir Dessert Wine program. We started with finished Pinot Noir, which had been aging in neutral French oak barrels for 12 months. We added unfermented grape juice and yeast to restart fermentation. Before the wine could ferment dry, we added a neutral spirit to fortify the wine. Afterwards, the wine was racked back into barrel to begin an extended aging. Our objective is to give this wine as much time in barrel as we can, so that it may continue to age and develop. In true “port-style” tradition, we top the barrels with subsequent vintages to promote longevity and complexity on the palate. We bottle 50 cases at a time, based on demand from our customers. The most recent bottling took place in 2021.
Opens with aromas of stewed dark berries, with hints of maple and brown sugar. On the palate candied cherries, blueberry pie, brown sugar, vanilla and a hint of spice. Medium to long, silky smooth finish. Best served at cellar temperature.
Enjoy stand alone as an apertif or pair with aged, pungent cheeses – look for cheeses that are salty, nutty and intense to counterbalance the sweetness in this wine. Or try pouring this wine over chocolate ice cream for a fun, boozy dessert.
Retail Price: $30.00
Case Price (12 bottles): $360.00
Club Member Price: $25.50
Club Member Case Price (12 bottles): $306.00
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