If we were only permited to use a single word to describe our 2013 Dach Vineyard Pinot Noir is would be “dark”. In the nose, aromas of plum, black current, molasses and anise are enlivened by the impression of lavender.
Plum, specifically its skin, and in a shade of red, returns on the palate and is flanked by flavors of black cherry. As these dark fruit flavors settle and become continuous with those on an earthier spectrum, a sense of depth and complexity is created. Though restrained, the vineyard’s tendency towards power lurks just beneath the surface. The wines from Dach vineyard are our most structured and will benefit from a collector’s patience.
The 2013 Walraven Vineyard Chardonnay is a complex wine with warm, sumptuous earth notes and a round, creamy fullness. These initial aromas give way to soft spice, nutmeg, white pepper and delicate cascade of white stone fruit, peaches and nectarines. The mouthfeel displays Walraven’s distinctive airiness and purity. Intense flavors of ripe yellow peach, honeydew melon and Comice pear fill the mid-palate. The wine finishes long with a persistent, mouthwatering acidity and bright flavors of green apple. The wine is a compelling and beautiful expression of chardonnay.