2014 Colmar 538 selection Pinot Noir reserve
About the wine
The Colmar 538 clone, originally from Alsace, France, is one of our favorite clones planted on our 340-acre estate vineyard because of its balance. Only select acres on our property are planted with this clone. These grapes deliver dark fruit characters with spice and an earthy backtone classic of great Pinot Noir.
Black pepper, brown spice, blackberry and red cherry all come together at once in a generous nose. The mouthfeel is full and silky and brings some earth and cedar to all of the fruit and spice. A touch of toasty oak in the background continues on to the bright finish.
Aged in 100% French oak with 50% new oak.
Red cherry and ripe blackberry notes pair with black pepper encrusted wild boar, venison with Bing cherries or leg of lamb rubbed with rosemary. The touch of spice blended with cedar is a superb match for cedar plank salmon, spiced duck breast or herb roasted chicken. The touch of oak compliments aged hard cheeses such as Grana Padano, Gouda or Mezzo Sec.
More Pinot Noir food pairings & recipes on our blog, The Glorious Life.