From the winery, "A deep Ruby red hue, this Pinot Noir unfolds with the scent of rose petals, plums, maraschino cherries and warm cinnamon rolls. The palate bares flavors of raspberries, cardamom, cloves, orange peel, and huckleberries with a subtle finish of cedar and cassis.
Enjoy this wine with orange glazed ham, studded with cloves, served alongside sweet potato tarts, salmon filet baked or grilled on a cedar plank, prepared with a lemon slices and sprigs of fresh thyme, or a black bean and rice veggie burger topped with sautéed onions and teriyaki sauce on a toasted French roll
|Wine maker notes
|Our 2010 Aquinas Pinot Noir has a balanced bouquet of plum, blackberry and toasty vanilla, with floral notes of violet and Jasmine. Rich and full flavors of raspberry, peach skin and roasted walnuts rounded out with burnt
caramel notes through the finish. This wine is medium bodied and fruit forward with nicely integrated acidity creating a versatile wine with depth.
|85% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION Napa Valley
WINEMAKER Greg Kitchens
PH 3.63 TA 0.65 g/100 mL
RS 0.29 g/100 mL
|Aquinas Pinot Noir is a superlative food pairing wine. Try it with roasted duck with plum sauce, herb flat bread with grill-roasted artichokes or savor with a plate of your favorite cheeses.
|At Don Sebastiani & Sons, we strive to produce quality wine at an approachable price, regardless of the outcome of a particular growing season. Our winemaker Greg Kitchens works to create great wines that our customers identify as a reliable purchase. Kitchens has developed a distinctive character for each one of our brands. Each wine’s individual profile evolves with changes in established vineyard relationships, available fruit and flavor trends in the industry. Our winemaking approach at Don Sebastiani & Sons is to consistently create noteworthy wines in a style which is recognizably our own.