The Watershed Block Pinot Noir comes from fruit harvested off of a section of the vineyard planted by founders Bill and Susan Sokol Blosser in the early 70s. Although replanted in 2006/2009 on rootstock, cuttings from fruiting vines were taken from the original plantings and grafted onto rootstock for the replant. The original section of the Estate vineyard has a diversity of clones present.
On the nose, Watershed Block shows black cherry, blackberry and pomegranate, as well as leather, tobacco, mushroom, and a little cola. The palate is ripe with the same blackberry and pomegranate, as well as leather, fresh cedar, and a bright finish.
The moderate tannins of this wine that would pair well with a roasted leg of lamb with pomegranate molasses and cipollini agridolce, as well as cedar plank salmon with fresh blackberry sauce.
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