The Two Birds Estate Pinot Noir planted on our Westside Road estate to three heritage selections of Pinot noir - Pommard, Swan, and Vosne-Romanée - seems to produce more complex and complete wines with every passing year. Aromatically, notes of fresh roses, turned earth, black tea, lavender, and crushed cherries mingle with subtle barrel notes of cedar and toasty oak. On the palate, the wine is expansive and silky, with black cherry, raspberry reduction, cola, and baking spices supported by a subtle acid backbone that keeps the wine fresh and lively. Cool blue and red fruits are ever-present as the fingerprint of our Middle Reach property.
Harper’s Rest Estate Pinot Noir is a two acre block planted on ancient, gravelly, alluvial deposit on our Westside Road estate. This soil imbues the wine with a power, minerality, and concentration that is unparalleled in our line-up. With a vibrant, dark garnet color, and bouquet of spiced cherries, puréed blackberries, black tea, and toasted French oak and a palate all about finesse and nuance. Flavors of dark berries, like black berry or blue berry are layered with subtle, savory flavors of fresh bay. Tangy acidity and chewy, mouth-filling tannins carry the intensity for a minute-long finish.