The 2012 Center of Effort Pinot Noir represents the fifth vintage which we have tended thoughtfully on the journey from vineyard into bottle. Over this span of time we have continued to refine our methods and to sharpen our understanding of this singular place. Our wines are very much a product of our land, of our climate here on the edge of the cool Pacific, and of the people whose shared efforts have come together to bring these wines into being. Our 2012 vintage shows a classic Pinot Noir nose of orange peel and Montmorency cherries. The palate is mid-weight with ripe plum, cocoa dust, and a balancing freshness. Earthy notes of new leather and faint campfire lead into a long finish. To enjoy the fullest aromatic expression, decant up to an hour ahead of service.
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