Our Black Label Pinot Noir is our most sought-after Pinot Noir. It is a reserve-tier blend of our favorite barrels from the vintage. Stylistically, this is the boldest, most dramatic Pinot Noir in our portfolio. We select individual barrels for their complexity, intensity, structure and velvety mouthfeel. This wine typically contains the highest percentage of new oak barrels and will be the most long lived of our Pinot Noirs.
In 2017, the wine was comprised of grapes from Bentrock (36%), Radian (25%), Fiddlestix (25%), John Sebastiano (7%), and Duvarita (7%). The wine was aged for 18 months in French oak barrels (50% new). This wine is always well received by the critics; the 2016 version of the Black Label received a whopping 97 points from Jeb Dunnuck and 94 Points from Galloni. Extremely Limited. Only 300 cases made.