Old Pearl Pinot Noir 2017
Old Pearl is a collection of wines crafted in honor of the Shannon family's beloved dogs, and named for one in particular, who has been working their sustainable vineyards since she was a pup. Old Pearl is a Great Pyrenees livestock guard dog who helps keep the ranch's sheep safe from predators. These livestock protection dogs have played an integral role in the sustainable farming practices instituted by owner Clay Shannon. Clay started out as a vineyard manager for various wineries before starting his own brand, and has gained fame for wines such as OVIS, Shannon Ridge, Buck Shack and now Old Pearl. Crafting genuine California wines with great respect for nature, Shannon and his team's wines have tons of flavor and character.
Look for strawberry, bright cherry and dried herbs dancing around French vanilla oak flavors delivering a smooth, lingering finish. This Pinot Noir offers a wide variety of paring options, from lamb to game birds, cheeses and charcuterie, as well as with the sweet-salty flavor combination found in a multitude of Asian cuisines. "Just like Old Pearl, this wine is affectionate, loyal and playful, but dignified." - Joy Merrilees, Director of Winemaking and Production