2018 Conway, "Shield Maiden" Pinot Noir, Goodchild Vineyard
The Pinot Noir grapes for our inaugural vintage of Conway Pinot Noir are sourced from the acclaimed Santa Maria Valley Goodchild Vineyard. Fermented on the skins, this Pinot Noir retains delicate tannins while displaying a visually beautiful ruby red color in the glass. We love producing Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County, and it was a special opportunity to work with this site. The coloration is somewhat deceiving, because the wine itself is surprisingly delicate and restrained. Barrel aged for 10 months in French Oak, this wine is recommended to be enjoyed on its own, or with light fare. Classic fruit aromas such as cherry and strawberry are present, with a hint of vanilla and pomegranate. Silky smooth tannins, bright cherry fruit and balanced acidity make the 2013 Conway Pinot Noir, Goodchild Vineyard one of our favorite Pinot Noir offerings to date. The special label signifies its quality, and it stands out as one of the best bottlings in our portfolio of wines.