When we released the the 2012 Mahoney Vineyards “Estate” Pinot
, we mentioned how this wine signaled a new era for Mahoney Pinot Noir. The 2012 Mahoney Vineyards Las Brisas Vineyard Pinot Noir continues the evolution of our Pinots into more elegant and layered wines with a velvety mouthfeel that is even more pronounced.
We are using a bit more French oak to temper the acidity in our Pinots, while promoting a broader, softer sensation across the palate. The 2012 Las Brisas Vineyard Pinot Noir has aromas typical of Carneros Pinots. The bright, red cherry fruit and spicy notes are complemented by a touch of the French oak vanillins. The result is a lovely, layered wine with beautiful texture and a harmonious sense of balance.