2018 Bruce Wayne’s Pinot Noir jumps off the glass with aromas of berry bramble, mulberry with hints of lilac and violet. The palate is round and generous with layers of mouth-enveloping ripe berries, rhubarb, dried cherries and equally imposing tannins. This is an especially muscular style of Napa Pinot. All the elements meld together effortlessly with secondary flavors of bittersweet chocolate and Provence herbs that lead into a long, silky and smooth finish.
A winemaker’s dream vintage! Consistent growing conditions and cooler summer temperatures allowed the grapes to slowly mature in 2018. Harvest across Napa Valley was generous with record yields yet some of the highest quality fruit ever harvested. In Carneros, this immensely successful 2018 harvest gifted us the best Pinot Noir grapes we could wish for.