By design, our NOIR is a fascinating push-pull bwteen its "Pinot Noir" and "Big Bold Red" qualities. This year's tug-of-war is especially intriguing and won a Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. On the nose, you'll detect red cherry, sagebrush, and celeryroot--its Pinot nature-- intermixing with cinnamon, clove, and cherry cordial. Spicy, subdued tannins, firm acidity, and a silky body make this a delicious summertime sipper. The palate matches the nose, melding deep cherry flavors with an earthy, spicy counterpoint. Ready to drink now and can be cellared through 2023.