The Two Creeks Pinot Noir opens with aromas of freshly picked red and black cherries, wild strawberries, and candied red raspberry with subtle hints of fresh rose, violet, and spice. Across the palate, this Pinot is medium-bodied with flavors of juicy strawberry, red raspberry, and cherry. Clove, baking spices, and minerality emerge on the bright, strawberry-inflected finish supported by soft tannins and a smooth finish.
The 2020 vintage in Anderson Valley was warm and mild from the start, with a dry winter giving way to a mild spring and summer. The long season and warm summer days promoted even ripening, which led to grapes with a fantastic balance of sugar and acidity – an ideal combination for creating complex, terroir-driven Pinot Noirs.
Neither a cake, nor a bread. The winery got its start when Jack Cakebread took an unassuming trip to wine country to photograph the area for a book. Within a few days, Cakebread Winery was already taking shape. It’s been a wild ride over the last forty years for the valley pioneers. Visitors to the winery with an interest in wine as a part of healthy living are on the upswing. While times are ‘a changing,’ the winery’s premise remains unshakable; to produce memorable, food friendly wines that speak of their distinctive terroir. Visitors to the Rutherford estate experience the wine, and if they are lucky, a glimpse of Dolores Cakebread’s famed gardens. This is where the good life was imagined, and here it’s eagerly shared.