The B Side Pinot Noir is a brilliant ruby red in the glass with the slightest blood orange hued edge. This is a soul-filled Pinot Noir with lifted aromas of raspberry, rose petal, cherry cola and black tea. Further spiced with notes of clove and fresh forest, the aromas lead to a full-bodied, richly textured palate with layered flavors of black cherry, violets, spice and smoke. With each additional swirl of the glass, the wine becomes moodier with hints of dried orange peel, tart plum, sage and lavender adding complexity. The wine is aged for 12 months with 30% of the blend in new French Oak barrels (Francois Frere, Damy & DJ) while the remaining portion of the blend (70%) is in seasoned, one to two-year-old barrels.
Wine EnthusiastFocused and well concentrated, this medium-bodied wine starts with hints of smoke and earth, then delivers ripe, well-defined flavors of red cherry and black cherry. Bright acidity and moderate tannins offer balance and length on the finish.