The 2020 Califa Pinot Noir is a joyful and nuanced wine. Aromas of ripe black cherry, white pepper, juicy cranberry, cola, and a hint of cardamom. Firm acidity provides balance with an intriguing tension that enhances a long, spicy finish. While supple, this wine is bright, and fruit driven with black tea and floral notes of rose and violet.
Pair with a nutty cheese from Basque or Liberty Farms duck breast with pomegranate reduction.
Much of the fruit for our Califa bottling comes from the eastern slopes of our famed Morrito block so it shares some of the characteristics of our flagship pinot. We also blend in fruit from some of the best blocks on the northern edge of our property to make this wine a little more forward and open. We are crafting a wine here that is the best combination of power and pleasure.