Adler Fels 2014 Pinot Noir, The Eagle Rock
As winemaker Aaron Bader says, “Making good Pinot is both a physical and mental exercise. And then it's so darn delicious. It's sexy, luscious, with that sweet perfume, a hint of maple syrup, and lush fruit.” On this Pinot Noir a complex nose with notes of black olive, earthiness, cranberry and Bing cherry invite you in. The entry carries the fruit and earth notes along with an echo of black olive, a hint of white pepper, and a slight caramel oak flavor.
BLEND: 76% Santa Rita Hills, 24% Russian River Valley
FOOD PAIRING: Grilled portobello mushrooms with garlic and baked brie.