2014 Pinot Noir, Las Brisas Vineyard
Las Brisas Vineyard, part of the Mahoney Estate, translates to “the breezes” and sits on the Sonoma side of the appellation. It is named for the winds that drive morning fog from the vineyards and bring in cooling breezes in the late afternoon. The predominantly clay soils of Carneros are shallow, this combined with the influences of the nearby San Pablo Bay, yield remarkable fruit year after year.
Classic Carneros aromas of damp earth, wild strawberry, raspberry and baking spices entice. The integrated tannins and nice acid highlight the beautiful fruit– Rainier cherry and red plum—culminating in a long finish.