The state of California is by far the most important producer of wine in the USA. Its grape growers succeed in many differing environments up and down the state from the fog influenced coastal valleys of Sonoma, Napa and Carneros, to the hot irrigated Central Valley and Monterey, Santa Barbera and Edna Valley on the Pacific coast.
This particular pale ruby red Pinot Noir is made in the Napa Valley by winemaker Fior di Sole.
A historic drive down the California countryside brings you to the wines birthplace, winemakers Stefano Migotto and Valentina Guolo celebrate their humble beginnings in each bottle of wine. Like the old, long barn that gives the wine its name, they strive to preserve the regional character and agricultural charm of the winery and the land.
Long Barn Pinot Noir is red wine with a soft nose of red cherries. On the palate, notes of bramble fruit and cherries combine with a subtle sweet spice character and a fresh acidity.
Overall this is well structured with soft tannins and a silky mouthfeel, the fresh fruit flavours linger on the palate.
Recently reviewed by Dave Cronin on VinoViews it scored 8.75/10
"Lightly translucent red in colour, soft aromas of ripe red fruits, namely cherry, raspberries and strawberry with the merest whiff of something more gamey. Initially on first sip the red fruits burst with mouth watering acidity leading to a gentle sweetness. There are limited tannins and some sweet vanilla, baking spice and strangely but in a good way a hint of earl grey tea on the finish.
...it’s a delight."