This Pinot Noir has a deep garnet color with ripe cherry and strawberry rhubarb, backed with earthy tones and subtle clove spice. Simply put, it has the Pinot Noir perfume backed with earthy spice. On the palate the wine is a full bodied Pinot with finesse. It is very Burgundian in style in its reserved use of oak, yet it is sappy on the palate with rich, sweet cherry and soft tannins. This is a... View More
Winemakers Richard Bruno and Chris Condos first met while students at UC Davis, bonding over their love for Chenin Blanc and other obscure grape varietals. They established Vinum Cellars in 1997 with their first vintage of Chenin Blanc and since then have expanded production to include different varietals from multiple California AVAs.
Their philosophy is that winemaking begins in the vineyard and thus they value their strong relationships with top California growers in key locations. The duo has long-standing relationships with growers in Napa, Sonoma, Clarksburg, Monterey and Paso Robles.