2016 Stash Pinot Noir
Mix equal parts Saturday afternoon with a pail of pie cherries. Roll out a crust, and fill it with pitted fruit dusted with cloves. Lay a lattice of elegance across the top. Bake in a wood-fired oven, sending a plume of smoke into the sky—signaling the soon of goodness. Let cool, then cut into this Pinot Noir and serve with a dollop of delight.
If you were to head into the Applegate Valley prospecting for treasure, you might bring a metal detector and hope to find gold. But if you go straight to Plaisance Ranch, you’ll hit pay dirt with this big Merlot—a classic wine whose veins run with the strong, clay soil where its fine grapes grew.