2012 Spell Terra de Promissio Released

Tasting Notes from Spell Estate:

The Terra de Promissio Vineyard is owned and managed by Charles and Diana Karren with the help of Diana’s parents it is a true family operation.  Planted in 2002 to Pinot Noir clones 777 and 115 it is located east of Petaluma on a rolling hill in what is unofficially referred to as the Petaluma Gap of the Sonoma Coast AVA.  Buffeted by cold maritime winds the fruit ripens slowly and produces wines of exceptional elegance and purity.

Dark violet in color, aromas of cherry, strawberry, oats, all spice, anise, sassafras add to a brooding quality in the glass.  Flavors of cranberry and pomegranate hinting towards darker fruit and forest duff sweep across the palate.  Balanced by smooth tannins and perfect acidity flavors of black cherry and bitter chocolate seem to linger for eternity.  Drink now or over the next 5 to 7 years.

Oak: 100% French; 40% new, 25% once used and 35% older.  
Harvest Dates: 10/11/12
Bottled: August 8, 2013
Alc: 14.3%
Cases Produced: 148