2009 Pascale Pinot Noir


Ian Cauble, Master Sommelier: 

“The 2009 Pascale Pinot Noir has a dark ruby core consistent to the rim. The nose is powerful with lots of fresh ripe black plum, black cherry, candied rhubarb and fresh rose petals.  There is also lots of spice from new oak which smells of Christmas spices and vanilla which will need time to integrate.  On the palate the wine becomes more structured and earthy which shows the promise of its ability to age.  The flavors on the palate are similar to the nose yet show more rose petal, dried herbs and damp earth notes with a long and fruit forward finish.  I recommend this wine be laid down until 2015 or after to see the oak and fruit balance.”


Bill Harlan, of Harlan Estates, one of Napa Valley's most respected wine growers and producer of one of its most expensive Cabernet Sauvignons: 

"The 2009 is a bigger wine than the 2007. It will be enjoyable to drink in a few years and will continue to evolve well into the future. The weight and style of the 2007 is more similar to a red Burgundy, it is ready to drink today and some will find it more enjoyable than many French vintages at twice the price. That said, I believe the 2009, over time, may mature to become your favorite."

Harvest Notes:

Date: October 9, 2009

Brix at Harvest: 23.6

Ph: pH: 3.930

T/A: 0.49

Weight: 0.55 tons

Sales Information:

Amount Released: 21 cases

Availability: Sold Out