The Nielson Vineyard's location at the warmer, eastern end of the Santa Maria Valley accounts for the wine's dark color and ripe flavor profile. Prior to fermentation, the Pinot Noir clusters were 100% de-stemmed to accentuate the naturally rich and smooth texture of our estate grown fruit. This red wine shows aromas of blackberries, rose petals, dried herbs, and earth. Flavors are driven by a dark fruit core, complemented by sandalwood, black pepper, mineral. Pair with sausage, grilled onion pizza, sliders and lamb kebabs. This bottled California pinot noir is 13.4% alcohol by volume.