Dog Point Pinot Noir 2021
All the royal treatment in the four pinnacles of Dog Point’s offerings. Hand harvested fruit, hand sorted with 25% whole bunches and pressed into French oak barrels of which 30% was new for a total of 18 months. Violet petals, Damson plum, black raspberry and fig topped with turned potting soil and gravel. The wine hits the base notes with coffee grinds, allspice and sandalwood. It’s equally alluring and coquettish with its underlying heady spices and wafts of wild red and black fruit. Oak supports the density of fruit and underpins its ability to transform in the glass. Tannins are tightly laced with propulsive acidity and carry. Drinking well now but in true Dog Point style, they have their eyes on the long game and this will cellar beautifully upwards of 6 years.