2021 Calesa Pinot Noir
Calesa Vineyard, Petaluma Gap, Sonoma County
The 2021 Calesa Pinot Noir has a gorgeous ruby-red color with a textured appearance, which is a result of the wine's unfined and unfiltered nature. The bouquet is filled with aromas of ripe cherries, raspberries, and subtle hints of vanilla and oak. On the palate, it is silky and smooth, offering flavors of red fruit, black tea, with a touch of spice and earth. The acidity and tannins are well-integrated, providing an excellent structure to the wine. The long and satisfying finish is elegantly balanced. Although it is delightful on its own, this wine is incredibly food-friendly, pairing perfectly with grilled salmon or roasted duck. Overall, this is a beautifully crafted small-lot Pinot Noir that showcases the unique characteristics of the Petaluma Gap AVA.