2011 was a challenging growing year in the Russian River AVA,
which ultimately resulted in complex wines. An excellent August
and September allowed steady, even ripening. The berries, harvested
in late September, displayed a lovely complexity and brightness of
fruit. The wine was fermented on the skins for three weeks before
being pressed to one and two year old French oak, and aged for
eight months in barrel.
Food Pairing Notes
This debut Huge Bear Pinot Noir owns the complexity and acidity to
pair well with a variety of dishes. A few favorite matches that echo the
wine’s character include: Grilled Pork with Cherry Reduction Sauce,
Wild Mushroom Risotto, and Seared Ahi Tuna with Asian Spices.