2019 Tessier Pinot Noir 'Saveria Vineyard'
Santa Cruz Mountains, California
This Pinot Noir showcases a ruby red color with magenta hues. It's elegant but playful with aromas of strawberry ring pop and rose petals. On the palate, pomegranate and hibiscus contribute to the bright red fruit notes, along with baking spices, dried grass and sarsaparilla. A tale of 3 clones: 667, 777 and 115 for perfect aromatics, flavor and structure. Extended ageing on the lees for 18 months in French oak barrels. 13.5% abv. 100 cases made.
94 points, Wine Enthusiast. "Exotic strawberry, pomegranate, rosewater and tagine spice aromas decorate the complex nose of this singlevineyard expression. The palate is lean in body but grippy and edgy in texture, with flavors of snappy pomegranate, white pepper and white sage. "