I confess, last night I had a great love affair with the seductive CRŪ 2009 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir.
To me, Pinot Noir meant LOVE but literally, Pinot Noir means “pine black” as the fruit is bunched up together, similar to a pine cone, and the grape’s dark purple color makes it appear as though the grapes are black.
Winemaker Ken Post feels that the use of multiple clones from two vineyards brings an extra layer of complexity to a wine. The fruit for this beautiful Pinot Noir came from the Garey and Sierra Madre Vineyards in The Santa Maria Valley.
On the nose, this wine shows hints of blackberry, pomegranate, soy, and forest floor. In the mouth, dark berry, pomegranate, tea, cedar and a subtle earthiness.
Knowing that it didn’t just come out of the bottle but began as a delicate grape, was grown, cultivated, harvested, processed, and aged with love… it deserved to be drunk.