2012 Canihan Wines Canihan Family Estate VineyardPinot Noir Carneros
Juicy and creamy, with notes of ripe cherries, this is a graceful but plump Pinot produced from biodynamically farmed, 18-year old vines in southern Sonoma County, near Carneros. This would pair so well with grilled game birds like squab or quail!
The road to realizing the Canihan label was a long one, dating back to the 1920s with Swiss-born August Siegrist. Winegrowing can be a tricky endeavor, one that sometimes takes several lifetimes to get up and running. Long story short, August's great-son-in-law Bill Canihan Jr., is now driving forward the family dream and making cool-climate wines worthy of he who envisioned them long ago. Canihan Family Cellars is situated in Sonoma, on the border of the Sonoma Coast and Carneros appellations where the vineyards receive heat tempering breezes and a regular dousing of fog courtesy of the San Francisco Bay. Organic vineyard management, dry-farming, cane-pruning, and hand-harvesting are the pillars upon which Canihan builds optimal fruit, in the cellar they allow fermentation with naturally occurring native yeast, and neither fine nor filter to unhinder the expressiveness of their terroir. A success story if we've ever heard one, today the Canihan family produces award-winning Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc from their certified organic estate vineyards in the heart of the Sonoma Valley.
Oak Treatment/Stainless Steel:
French oak; 20% new
Country of Origin:
Canihan Family Estate Vineyard
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Pinot Noir