2014 Benchmark Pinot Noir --- (SALE: Reg. $60.00)

The “Benchmark“ block at Witness Tree Vineyard is a 1.3 acre section of vines in our lower field. Planted entirely with the Pommard clone, these vines are own-rooted and almost 30 years old. The soils here are sedimentary, with alluvial basalt on the surface, which has washed down through the centuries from the volcanic soils up above.

The 2014 “Benchmark” is dark in color and offers aromas of black and red fruits, vanilla and exotic baking spices. On the palate the wine shows great finesse and elegance. In the mouth there are notes of blackberries, cherries, and spice with a touch of toasted French oak and vanilla. Though drinking wonderfully in its youth, this wines will continue to evolve and benefit from patient cellaring, offering an even more rewarding experience in years to come. Only 92 cases were produced.