2007 A Capella Pinot Noir

The unique microclimate and the well-drained soils of the Old Mission Peninsula of Northern Michigan, coupled with the exacting viticulture restricting the yield on each plant, leads to cool climate grapes with extraordinary properties for wine production. Only the finest grapes from the Capella and Montana Ruso Vineyards are selected for this A Capella wine.

Red House Red
Appellation:Old Mission Peninsula
Blend:100% Pinot Noir
Bottling:10/25/08, 425 cases, 13% alcohol, 0% residual sugar

Flavor and Aroma:
Medium bodied this elegant wine has dark berry fruits (raspberry and cherry) and warm, toasty, oak that entice the nose and palate. Layers of earthy, peppery aromas surround a core of ripe fruit, spice and dark scented flowers.

Aging Potential:
Proper cellaring will reward the patient in ten plus years.

Thoughts for Food:
Pinot Noir provides a delicate and aromatic red wine match for flavorful cheeses. Roast pork, with its higher fat content, pairs well. Many game birds, pheasant and quail in particular with their rich earthy component, will benefit from the earthy yet fruity lightness of our Pinot Noir. It has a nice, subtle spicy note that works well with many herbs and flavorings - anise, fennel, rosemary, mustard and mushroom infused sauces are great matches.

Wine Makers Comments:
This wine is exquisite unaccompanied, or may be enjoyed in concert with any gourmet meal.
-Lee Lutes, Winery Manager/Winemaker

Silver: 2011 Great Lakes Wine Competition
Double Gold: 2010 Michigan Wine & Spirits Competition

Black Star Farms • 10844 E. Revold Road • Suttons Bay, MI 49682
phone: 231-271-4970 • fax: 231.271.4883 • email: wine@blackstarfarms.com