2006 Oriel Jasper
Sonoma Coast, USA
Wine Enthusiast: 89 pts
Wine & Spirits: 88 pts
Jasper is named for a red semi-precious stone found in California with legendary properties to drive away evil spirits and to offer healing
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Dijon clones planted on cool sloping hillsides with sandy loam soils. Small lots fermented in open-top containers. Cold soaked for several days and punched down by hand. Aged for 10 months in French oak (25% new).
100% Pinot Noir. Picked: Sept. 25–October 25, 2006.
Aroma: Raspberry and black cherry with notes of baking spices. Taste: Deep black cherry with Mexican chocolate overtones, enveloped in silky tannins.
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