2013 Bouchaine Swan Pinot Noir
A lovely nose of high tone raspberry, bright cherry and floral notes. The palate displays vivid plum and cherry flavors with notes of pomegranate, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Post fermentation, the free run wine is drawn off to barrel where it completes malolactic fermentation and integrates with the oak flavors from mostly French barrels. One midseason racking is performed to assemble the blend. The wine is then returned to barrel to allow the blend to marry before the August bottling.