‘Day One’ (Hillcrest)
The Hillcrest Vineyard: where Senses started from day one. We decided that moving forward this wine deserved a special designation. After much thought (and wine) it was clear. “Day One” was the perfect fit. Hillcrest is where the three of us rolled up our sleeves, hand farmed and harvested the entire vineyard and created our very first vintage of Senses Pinot Noir.
“All destemmed and brought up in 25%-40% new French oak, the 2019 Pinot Noir Day One comes from the Hillcrest Vineyard, which is one of the estate properties located on the western side of Charles Heintz, on the edge of the Green Valley AVA. It has a classic, almost Russian River-like nose of mulled red and black fruits, forest floor, conifer, and spiced orange. This carries to a medium-bodied Pinot Noir with wonderful purity of fruit, a pure, precise texture, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish. It’s going to be even better in another year or so and should have a decade of prime drinking.”
– 95pts, Jeb Dunnuck