Deep ruby in the glass. Aromas of bright red cranberry, lush lingonberry, and tart pomegranate lead followed by a distinctly musky, feral note. There is a great depth to the earthiness that follows, like a freshly tilled field. The fruit has a surprising weight in the mouth, which harmonizes the bracing acidity and fecund earth on the palate. A finish full of chalky minerality, orange rind, and white pepper demands an equally bestial pairing, if you dare.
Pinot Noir is known to be one of the most food friendly red wines. Pair this Pinot Noir with your Thanksgiving holiday meal, especially turkey, duck and mushroom dishes. Lighter body makes it a nice pairing for fatty fish, such as seared salmon and tuna, but it also makes this wine a fantastic pairing for rare filet mignon. Try it with wood fired pizzas, earthy cheeses such as aged Camembert.