APPEARANCE: Brilliant ruby and garnet color
AROMA: Cherry tart, dried cranberries, subtle oak and vanilla notes.
PALATE: Balanced acid, lingering soft tannins, tart cherry and vanilla
The harvest of 2016 was nearly ideal. No frost events in spring and generally
seasonal weather with some well-timed heat spells to aid in ripening the
grapes. In September, the temperatures made big swings from night and day
which lengthened the hang time on the vines and resulted in very balanced
wines with crisp acidity and mild tannins.
This Whale Rock Pinot Noir has a cherry red hue. Its aroma is filled with ripe
cherries complemented with sweet spice and oak aromas. Delicate tannins
tie in with a lean crisp body and clean fruit that hold in the finish. Good
intensity of aromas and flavors. A standout in typicity of a Paso Robles Pinot