|Picture a land of independent thinkers, breathtaking
natural beauty, and rocky hillside vineyards rising above
the headwaters of a great river. This is Mendocino,
inspiration for Sketchbook wines. These limited bottlings
reflect not only the exceptional grapes from which they
are produced, but also the free-spirited personalities of
those who call Mendocino home. This elegant dry red wine boasts a marvelously complex nose of ripe black cherry and black raspberry fruit with complementary scents of sage, black tea, white pepper and vanilla. On the palate the wine delivers rich, ripe savory cherry and berry flavors that pick up a zesty tea-leaf spiciness in the long finish. This flavorful, well-balanced Pinot Noir makes a fine accompaniment to grilled salmon, roast duck, rosemary chicken, herb marinated lamb chops and aromatic cheeses.