Sleeping Giant Pinot Noir
Color: rich ruby with purple hues.
Aromas: intense, with rich black cherry, raspberry, and boysenberry. The fruit notes are balanced by subtle notes of vanilla, cola, violet, soil, and star anise.
Flavors: equally as intense, with the same rich fruit and vanilla notes being supplemented by supple, velvety tannins and a round texture.
Pairing: this Pinot has the heft and power to be put away for some time, but it is just as approachable now. Pairs great with red meats or a medley of sauteed portobello mushrooms, onions, and shishito peppers, but anything with pronounced umami characteristics would be equally as delicious.
Full of great depth and elegance, the 2017 Sleeping Giant provided an excellent vintage with which to craft this single vineyard, five clone blend of synergistic Pinot noir. Aged in 100% French oak (30% new) for over 12 months, it benefited from two rackings during the barrel aging process.