2014 Legacy Helen's Pinot Noir
Elegant, Refined, Bright, Length
Named after Bill Stoller's aunt. Perfumed and high-toned red fruit dominates this quietly elegant nose making way for secondary notes of rose petals, star anise, cloves and freshly watered earth. The palate has a bright attack announcing its presence bringing flavors raspberries, bing cherries and candied orange peel. The palate is long and subtly finishes at the back of the palate with a slight minerality.
A temperate spring and perfect weather around fruit set coupled with a terrific summer of warm temperatures and dry days led to a beautiful vintage of perfectly sized, lusciously ripe fruit. We had our earliest harvest on record, starting with our younger Pinot Noir sections on September 8. The wines from this vintage are concentrated and fruit driven, illustrating both restraint in winemaking--letting our vineyard display its nature as well as power of a robust growing season.