2011 Black Star Farms Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir is made in a style that will offer early drinking pleasure. It is lighter in body, but still presents pretty fruit aromas and flavors, as well as the essence of nice barrel spice.

Blend:100% Pinot Noir
Bottling:5/30/12, 340 cases, 12% alcohol, 0% residual sugar

Flavor and Aroma:
Bright cherry and hints of cedar on the palate with a cocoa and light vanilla nose.

Aging Potential:
Enjoy this wine now or within the next 3-5 years.

Thoughts for Food:
Roasted game birds such as pheasant and turkey, as well as, rich meaty fish including salmon or tuna steaks. Pair these dishes with wild rice or mushroom risotto to complete the food and wine paring.

Wine Makers Comments:
The 2011 vintage was a wild one for us with Pinot Noir! We had more fruit than we have ever had, from more vineyards, and with the promise of very good quality. Some of this fruit, such as that in this wine, opened up earlier and expressed itself beautifully before it was expected. This made it apparent for this wine to be an early release. Try this lighter red if you appreciate the delicate components of Pinot Noir and the brighter flavors of younger wines.

Silver: 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