The 2018 Charles opens with an aromatic burst of raspberry, blackberry and pretty floral with traces of dark oak notes. The palate offers tightly knit blue and red fruit flavors – cherry, raspberry, huckleberry and blackberry – along with well-integrated toasty barrel and bramble notes. Subtle floral and fresh blue plum appear as the wine opens. Fine grained tannins and balanced acidity make this a perfect pairing Pinot. Try it with duck stuffed with herbs, oranges and shallot, and cooked until the skin is ever so crispy.
11 months in French oak.
13.8% ABV. T.A. 5.7 g/L. pH 3.65.