Turning Leaf Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir can be a challenge. Flavors and character must be assertive and complimentary without becoming overbearing. Balance is critically important. In 2001, Turning Leaf winemakers turned to selected California vineyards that have proven their ability, over time, to yield memorable Pinot Noir vintages. Often climate conditions are the determining factor with moderate summer temperatures that cool off at night representing the ideal. Turning Leaf's 2001 Pinot Noir is a perfect example of the classic California style. Crisp and smooth, exquisitely balanced, it offers a fruit-forward elegance, bright with the taste of red cherries. Moreover oak aging has augmented the palate with subtle hints of nutmeg spice that linger well into the finish. A rewarding wine all by itself, this vintage also pairs well with a wide range of foods from grilled pork loin to pasta with seafood. Or enjoy with Asian dishes such as Pad Thai noodles.