Strawberry, Orange Peel, Green Mango
Planted in 1991, the 50-acre Hawks View Vineyard offers the ideal growing conditions for Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The eastern-facing slope and Laurelwood soils, combined with dry farming and hand harvesting, allow for wines of great character and distinction.
"The green strawberry and pie cherry aromas are the big story here; very simpatico with some of the pretty red fruit aromas of the Reserve Pinot Noir blocks of the vintage. In the mouth, a bright acid backbone becomes prominent and then begins to echo the fresh fruit aromas. The wine is so bright and refreshing, it is perfect to enjoy literally anytime in any situation. I have noticed that this wine really cuts through the fatty complexity of our charcuterie plate at the winery. I would suggest a similar pairing as cheese, dried fruit, and salumi are some of the best friends that this wine ever had." Winemaker, Don Crank III