Our vineyard selection for the Sonoma County Pinot Noir has continued to improve over the years. We source primarily from select vineyards in the Sonoma County sub-appellations of Los Carneros, Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Coast and Sonoma Valley. This is the most important wine in the Banshee lineup, and we treat it as such.
HOW IT’S MADE
Varietal composition: 100% Pinot Noir. Handpicked and destemmed, fruit was fermented in small, stainless steel fermenters at cool temperatures for an average of 21 days. Aged for 8 months in 25% new French oak–Cavin, Rousseau, Remond, Francois Freres, D&J, Marsannay & Tremeaux barrels.
An exciting, yet friendly wine, bursting at the seams with aromas of dried cherry, earthy peat moss and Redwood forest with notes of hyacinth, sandalwood and confectioners sugar. The flavors combine to create a fruit-driven front palate and very subtle oak influence. The finish is bright, with a nice pop of acidity and flavors of tart raspberry and bramble to create great weight for an excellent food wine, as well as a charming drinking experience by itself.