The Campbell family only had targeted a third of its fruit to come in during the historic rainfall of late September, and it doesn’t appear to have dented the harvest for their annual flagship Pinot Noir. Their five estate vineyards form the base, which spent 10 months in a restrained barrel program of 20% new French oak. That explains the fruit-forward approach that opens with aromas of strawberry cream, black cherry, dried plum, pomegranate and moist earth. Inside, it offers a full and heavy mouth feel surrounded by dark purple fruit tones of fresh-picked President plum and pomegranate, backed by pleasing earthiness and managed tannins. Suggested pairings start with flatbreads.
Production: 18,236 cases