2016 Chamisal Vineyards Morrito Pinot Noir
Planted on a south-west facing slope from our Southern hilltop vineyard site, Morrito has consistently outperformed other Pinot Noir blocks on the estate. Morrito Hill’s soils are different in that they contain an abundance of calcareous rock and are refered to as the “Chamise shaly loam soil series”. Morrito is one of the first Pinot Noirs blocks harvested and has been our most limited and sought after Pinot Noir since its inception in 2003.
This dark ruby-colored wine opens with deep aromas of black cherry, nutmeg, vanilla bean and brown maple sugar interlaced with ripe blackberry and sweet cranberry. The palate is mouthwatering with black plum, black cherry and a hint of cedar. With a smooth, silky mouthfeel, this Pinot Noir exhibits firm tannins and a strong acidic backbone.