Our 2013 Pinot Noir reflects the beauty of the vintage. Moderate weather throughout the growing season put a little pressure on the vines, and provided the fruit with harmoniously well-balanced structure and texture. Brief heat spells followed by cool days allowed for full development of flavors. We experienced above average yields but since the weather allowed the fruit to slowly ripen and we harvested slightly later than normal, the grapes developed tremendous concentration and a very nice balance between ripe fruit and vibrant natural acidity. Beyond its lovely garnet color, this wine offers a tantalizing fragrance of wild strawberries, bergamot and star anise along with luscious flavors of briary raspberries, cherries and spicy oak. While we tend to like our Votre Santé Pinot on the lighter, elegant side, this year’s wine has a bit more flesh and volume to match the intense aromatics and lengthy finish, making it all the more sophisticated. Pairs beautifully with grilled mahi, lamb chops or a wild mushroom quiche.