Dark, intense aromas of plum and mixed berry mingle with traces of sassafras, smoky oak, earth and dried rose petals. The round, bright entry frames flavors of dark cherry, plum, black raspberry and traces of pomegranate that merge with sarsaparilla and toasty oak notes that contribute a chocolate essence as the finish lingers. Well balanced with integrated acidity and supple tannins, this Pinot has a purity that enhances its appeal. Try pairing it with braised lamb in a pomegranate sauce, or paella infused with chicken, sausage and seafood.
Matrix Pinot Noir
Matrix Winery is a small family-owned winery located on Westside Road which specializes in Pinot Noirs as well as Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, Primitivo, Sauvignon Blanc, and Zinfandel from the Russian River Valley. Ken Wilson started planting grapes in Sonoma in the ’80s and his vineyards are unexpected and diverse. The diversity offers the winemakers of Matrix the gift to hand-select grapes from the estate vineyards – block by block and sometimes even row by row.