Inviting aromas of dark cherries and pine forest waft from the glass. Juicy cherry and savory strawberry signal the warmer 2014 vintage, but the Johan stretches further. There is a shy complexity here. Balanced acidity embraces the fruit, making for a complete Pinot noir which is gorgeous now and will cellar beautifully.
From the winery: "The goal behind the Estate bottling is to make a wine that is representative of the whole farm. If we were to harvest all of our Pinot Noir grapes and make one wine this is the wine it would be. We achieve this on a micro-scale by selecting small parcels of fruit from every combination of rootstock/scion, slope, soil profile, and vine age on the property. We then vinify, age, and bottle this wine separately from our other lots. This bottling is always the most representative of the growing year. It incorporates every element of the farm. It is the most accurate representation of Johan Vineyards’ terroir."