2015
Bela's Selection

Pinot Noir
Description

The Buena Vista Vinicultural Society, formed in 1863 by the winery's founder, Count Agoston Haraszthy to further improve its winemaking prowess and expand its vineyards, has been restored as a collection of unique small-production wmes that honor the winery's pioneering    spirt and contribution to California winemaking. The Vinicultural Society explores clonal varietals and the incredible terroir of Northern California.Named for Count Haraszthy's youngest son, Bela's Selection Pinot Noir hails from two vineyards in the Sebastopol Hills area of the Russian River Valley. Planted to clones II5, 667, Pommard and 23, the vineyards are farmed for their perfect Pinot Noir growing conditions and excellent terroir.

 

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Stunning aromatic notes of blackberry and cardamom. 

Palate: 

Richly layered flavors of cherry and raspberry are accented by spicy notes of candied orange peel and nutmeg. Soft and spreading across the palate, this wine has good structure and balanced acidity that lead to a plush mouthfeel and lingering finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Our 2015 Bela's Selection Pinot Noir opens with stunning aromatic notes of blackberry and cardamom, enticing the palate. Richly layered flavors of cherry and raspberry are accented by spicy notes of candied orange peel and nutmeg. Soft and spreading across the palate, this wine has good structure and balanced acidity that lead to a plush mouthfeel and lingering finish.

Tech Notes
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.5
  • Total Acidity: 6.4
  • Aging:
    • 14 months
    • 100% French oak
    • 35% New Oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Mushroom Risotto
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses
Grains:
Mushroom Quiche
$50