2014 Westerhold Family Vineyards Pinot Noir, Bennett Valley
Alcohol:  14.6%
Barrel aging:  18 months in 75% new French oak
Cooperage:  Remond, Francois Freres, Gamba

Winemaker's tasting note:
The hallmark of the 2014 vintage for Pinot Noir is the amazing, rich textures that the wines developed.  Our 2014 Westerhold Pinot Noir is a perfect example of the style.  It has an amazing, round mid-palate texture that leads to substantial, but refined tannins and a long, lingering finish.  Aromatically, the wine is like eating a bowl full of mixed berries in the middle of a eucalyptus grove - blackberry, cherry and a beautiful hint of spearmint that comes from the site.  The flavor profile is perfectly in step with the aromatics - cherry, berries, all of the traditional Pinot Noir flavors come alive in the mouth.  This is a wine that you will want to open as soon as you get it, and then share your other bottles with friends. ~ Russell Bevan, Winemaker

Release Price: $52.00
Case production:  200 cases
Winemaker:  Russell Bevan

AVA:  Bennett Valley
Vineyard:  Estate vineyard
Varietal composition:  Pinot Noir
Clones:  115, 667, 777, Pommard
Harvest date:  October 8, 2014