The Simple Life Pinot Noir offers lifted fresh fruit and floral aromas with an incredibly soft and juicy palate. The core of this wine was crafted around the Pommard Clone 4 Pinot Noir fruit from Clarksburg, California. The Pommard Clone 4 has clusters about half of the size of a clenched fist with bright fruit concentration and fresh raspberry flavors.
The majority of the Pinot Noir fruit comes from the Clarksburg region. The Pommard Clone 4 as well as Pinot Noir clones 23 and 115 make up the majority of the fruit in the blend. The grapes were fermented in a combination of oak as well as stainless steel tanks to retain the bright, fresh fruit character. The final blend was aged for 10 months using 100% French Oak.
The Simple Life Pinot Noir is a beautiful cranberry red color in the glass with bright aromas of plummy fruit, ripe strawberry, and rose petal. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a velvety texture and well-integrated tannins. The juicy fruit-forward palate offers flavors of tart cherry, pomegranate, sweet vanilla oak and very subtle spice. The combination of bright fruit and nuanced oak make for a balanced, easy-drinking wine.
The Simple Life Philosophy
We treasure this small town, California life and its simple pleasures - like walking downtown and shopping at family-owned grocery stores, cooking with fresh ingredients from local farms, and drinking wine made by our family and friends who have been here for generations. We created these wines for the people that enjoy the simple things in life; friends, family and a glass of wine.