Aromas of crushed Bing cherries, red plum, strawberries, wet pine needles, holiday spices and white pepper define this wine. The palate has fresh picked ripe red plum, red fruits, forest floor, white pepper and holiday spices. The end result is a bright, balanced, medium bodied Pinot Noir.
93pts Wine Enthusiast "This is a big brawny red wine with plenty of acid beneath its density to remain in balance and bright on the palate. Spicy and layered in black fruit, cola and oak, it delivers a fruit-forward style that will widely appeal."
Sunny View Vineyard encompasses 17 acres in the heart of the Russian River Valley, in what is called the Santa Rosa Plain. Three separate vineyard blocks are planted with three of the world's premiere Pinot Noir clones from Burgundy, France. Cool days and foggy nights ensure vines produce less fruit, causing grapes to be highly concentrated and bursting with flavor.
Founders Jim Nantz and Peter Deutsch spare a calling to bring the best of Sonoma to the world, which set the course and guides the choices made by The Calling. Their knowledge, passion, and expertise helps to bring to success to The Calling every day.
The Calling wines are a culmination of James MacPhail's vision, decidication, and Sonoma heritage, bringing the natural beauty of the region into brilliant life. One of California's foremost winemakers, James' incredible talent and dedication to perfecting his craft has enabled him to produce wines of wide spread acclaim for more than two decades, including over 100 wines with 90+ point scores from the nation's top wine critics.
750 ML / 14.5% ABV