The cool climate of California's coastline aids in the growth of superb Pinot Noir, and Contour represents a unification of three of its most outstanding growing regions.
Meticulously blended from our favorite vineyards in Mendocino, Monterey and San Luis Obispo, Contour shines as an authentic example of exceptional California Pinot Noir. The carefully selected range of vineyards stretch along the Pacific coastline, defined by picturesque terraces; each is uniquely characterized by rolling hillsides with definitive contours, inspiring our wine's name.
Known for producing stellar Pinot Noirs, the 3 vineyard sites maintain a cooling maritime influence, balanced with optimal sun exposure and distinct regional soil conditions. This harmonious balance yields ideal growing conditions for the delicate clusters of Pinot Noir.
A wonderfully versatile wine, Contour Pinot Noir pairs well with pork, poultry, charcuterie, hearty cheeses or light pastas.
VinousLight bright red. A clean, racy nose features fresh red berry and floral qualities and a hint of spicy white pepper. In a lithe, bracing style, showing nervy cut on the finish, which betrays only a hint of dusty tannins.
Wine EnthusiastThis is a workman-like weekday wine that is medium bodied and has an appetizing balance. A flinty matchstick aroma leads to good lean red-cherry and cranberry flavors and a touch of grippy tannin.
Wine SpectatorSpiced cherry flavors offer green herbal notes on the crisp finish. Drink now. 20,000 cases made.