2011 Highflyer “Doctor’s” Pinot Noir
$34.99 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt
From the winery website: “Highflyer wines are inspired by my two passions: winemaking and aviation. As a private pilot, I am able to see AVAs throughout the Golden State from a unique perspective. From the window of my airplane, I can scout out interesting vineyards based on the unique characteristics of the vineyard topography and location. In a day, I can tour distant vineyard sites down state, meet with the vineyard management team…and be home in time for dinner.
In 2003, Highflyer wines were born out of the idea that by using my hobby to support my work, I could attain my goal of making pure, distinctive, charismatic wines from fruit grown by the most qualified vineyard managers on sites best suited to each varietal.
Since then, the team and I have been taking this task quite seriously – building lasting relationships and honoring our commitment to deliver the vineyard in each bottle of wine.” –Craig Becker
Becker is a graduate of U.C. Davis and oversees viticulture not only for Highflyer, but also for Priest Ranch and the Somerston Estate.
Winery Tasting Notes: “In 2011 we produced only 21 barrels of Highflyer Pinot Noir from Doctor’s Vineyard. The wine was aged for 12 months in 100% French oak, 20% of which was new barrels. This vintage shows bright fruit flavors and the purity of cool climate pinot noir aromatics, with tiers of concentrated young cherry, cola, raspberry jam and red plum. Fleshy and full-bodied, the finish is lingering and delicious!”
Blend: 100% pinot noir
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