The wine is a beautiful red color and slightly opaque. It initially exhibits vibrant aromas of rose petal, strawberry and raspberry. With time, the wine evolves to reveal flavors of wild mushrooms, pie crust, black tea and a hint of smoke. The wine exudes a bright elegant structure with a velvety softness. The fabulous flavors seem to linger forever in the finish. Drink now or age for 10-15 years. The wine is an excellent pair with food.
The grapes were picked early in the morning to allow nature to keep them cool. They were held overnight and gently destemmed the following morning into open top fermenters. A slight inoculation of wine yeast allowed native yeasts to survive well into the fermentation. Punch downs were twice a day. The wine was aged in barrel, with slightly less than 25% being new French oak. The wine was not racked prior to bottling.
Romani Vineyard – Anderson Valley
The Romani Vineyard is located in the “Deep End” of the Anderson Valley AVA near the Pacific Ocean. The Anderson Valley is known for its vibrant Pinot Noir wines. The vineyard site is in beautiful rolling hills about a half mile north of Highway 128. The Romani Vineyard is planted to the renowned Pommard Clone.