2019 Deep Sea Pinot Noir
The Pinot Noir grapes for this vintage of Deep Sea Pinot Noir are sourced from an acclaimed Los Alamos Vineyard site. Original cuttings for this vineyard were brought over from Europe 25 years ago. Unlike the rosé version of this delightful wine, the Pinot Noir for the “Diving Helmet” label is fermented on the skins to obtain maximum tannin and pigment (coloration). The ruby red color and good structure of this wine come from the time it spends macerating on the skins. Barrel aged for a short time in new French Oak (roughly 4 months), this wine is delicate enough to drink on it's own, but versatile for food pairing. Smells Like: Baking spices, crushed cherries and strawberry jam. Tastes Like: Fresh cherry, pomegranate and strawberry with a cranberry and quince jam finish. We recommend this wine for: Anyone who likes Pinot Noir, or who is looking for a fruity light red. Compare to the Conway Pinot as a lighter, more fruit-forward version of Pinot, with more fresh fruit notes, and opposed to the Conway which has more darker fruit, some savory notes, and more barrel aging.