Country: North America
Tasting Notes: We have named this bottling Mas Cavalls after the Catalan name for Horse Farm since our equestrian center lies right below the vineyard. The cool breezes and drifting fog from the Pacific Ocean, six miles away, make it an ideal site for Pinot Noir. Planted in the European style of super-high density, with 2,340 vines per acre, the yields are low and labor is intensive; but the vines live longer and the grapes acquire better balance and greater concentration, as well as more elegance and finesse. Elegant yet retaining plenty of stuffing. It is bright in wild strawberry and a decadent hint of kirsch - earthy, lithe, and structured, with soft and silky tannins. On the finish is a touch of forest, as inviting as a walk in the woods. Forest floor is prominent and persistent with streaks of raspberry that brighten.