2021 / Pinot Noir
2021 Hop Kiln Estate Reserve Pinot Noir
The 2021 Hop Kiln Estate Reserve Pinot Noir is made entirely of our finest estate pinot noir. This release highlights our Hop Kiln Estate Vineyard, located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, in a uniquely designed bottle with the historic Hop Kiln building etched in gold and a wax-dipped seal – a true collector’s edition.
Russian River Valley
10 months sur-lie aged in French oak (40% new)
Medium purple/ruby in the glass with rich complex aromas of cherry pie filling and ripe strawberry fruit with vanilla, oak, bergamot, and earthy leather. The palate is full with ripe, complex black and red fruit and spice on entry with cola, cedar, leather and earthy notes along with mouth filling tannins that balance the wines full fruit character beautifully through a clean, long finish featuring sustained fruit, barrel spice and subtle camphor and floral notes.
The 2021 Hop Kiln Estate Reserve Pinot Noir is a great wine to pair with a hearty, flavorful dish like lamb shanks youvetsi slow-roasted with orzo and Middle Eastern spices, or a beef daube.