A beautiful dark colored Pinot with an extremely complicated nose and a tantalizingly weighty and broad palette. It has a sensuous and voluptuous mouth-feel for a Pinot Noir. Bold, earthy and smooth with soft notes of blueberries, toasted clove spices and hints of chocolate and mint. From a warmer vineyard, southeast of The Dalles, the Bolton Pinot Noir is as unique as they come. The rare Pinot Noir that can be paired with heartier dishes including hearty pastas, roasts and stews. One our favorite pairing recipes (now included with every purchase) is Julie’s Ziti with Portobello, Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese.
With a pH of 3.9 and TA of 6.0, the Bolton Pinot Noir Reserve will cellar beautifully up to 10 years. Only 150 cases produced.[show_more more=”Read More” less=”Show Less”]The grapes come from an extraordinary site located south of The Dalles near a tiny town called Boyd – a famous Oregon ghost town. The vineyard is owned and managed by Dan Bolton and wraps around Dan’s home next to a year-round Creek called 15 mile. Dan also manages the Dalles Ironworks in addition to farming a very substantial collection of vineyards and orchards. A true man of the country! With a dead south exposure, silt-loam soils and lots of rock, the vineyard qualifies as a warm weather site. Luckily, because of its altitude, 1500 feet, it is tempered by cool night air keeping the pH and acidity in balance. We tend to pick very early at this site for optimal fruit.[/show_more]
Pairs well with: lamb, olives, tapenade, brie