For our 2011 Pinot Noir, Bogle winemakers have sourced fruit from the best growing regions in California for the varietal. The terriors of the cool Russian River Valley, coastal Monterey hills and the unique Clarksburg Delta all grow fruit of character and distinction. Combined, the resulting wine is nuanced, elegant and classically Pinot Noir. Crushed violets and strawberries permeate the nose of this wine, while touches of green tea and dried spices hint at flavors to come. The mouthfeel, sleek and sophisticated, resonates with Rainier cherries, aromatic leather and a touch of tobacco. French and American oak makes quite an impression, leaving a perfectly balanced finish with spicy, yet refined tannins.
Serve with soft, ripe cheeses and unique pates, as well as saucy mushroom dishes, poultry and pork.