2014 Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is often referred to as the wine maker’s variety. It is adored by many wine makers because it is incredibly difficult to grow as it is very sensitive to climate changes. The challenges of growing Pinot Noir and its high sensitivity to showcase its terroir often make many wine makers fond of the complex nuances that the variety produces in a finished wine. The thin-skinned variety prefers warm days followed by cool nights. It is a variety that is enjoyed both in the still and sparkling form. Specific clones of Pinot Noir such as the Dijon clone are best suited for still red wine as they have a higher color extraction and produce different aromatics. Good Harbor’s Pinot Noir was produced using the Dijon clone. The rich color and bright cherry nose are classic examples found when using this clone for a still red wine.
NOSE: Aromas of bright Bing cherry with a backdrop of early season strawberries are found on in this lovely bottle Pinot Noir. A subtle aroma of vanilla from the time spent in the used French Oak is present as well.
PALATE: The rich color indicates that this Pinot Noir is fuller in style. The medium palate and the medium to long finish are typical of warmer growing seasons. The cherry aromatics found on the nose follow through on the palate along with flavors of raspberry jam.