Forefront Wines by Pine Ridge
Forefront: (n) the leading edge; a bold, adventurous position. Forefront Wines source the best fruit, regardless of appellation, to craft wines of exceptional quality and distinctive styles for truly rewarding wines. These wines are blended with grapes from some of the best growing areas in California, adding complexity and flavor profiles not often found with single appellation wines, while still maintaining the nuances in flavor from each area.
Forefront 2013 Pinot Noir
Sourced from diverse vineyards located on the western edge of the Central Coast of California, the defining characteristic is coastal influence. San Luis Obispo County grapes from the west side of Paso Robles and pristine vineyards in Edna Valley provide a base of dense, black fruit and spice notes. With its loamy soils and cool maritime climate, Monterey County adds impeccable balance, layered red berry fruit and clean minerality.
A dazzling bouquet of juicy red cherry and ripe strawberry fruit woven amongst touches of dried rose petal and ground nutmeg rise from the glass. Brilliant acidity and impeccable balance characterize the full, ripe palate, filled with flavors of supple red raspberry and cherry pie filling, lingering through the velvety finish and accented by hints of briar, cinnamon stick and brown sugar.