Pinot Noir was the first wine we made under the Praxis label. Praxis is derived from the Greek word for practice as a doctor or lawyer practices their craft. Praxis was also a pre-Arts and Crafts philosophy espousing the importance of striving for perfection while knowing that it will never be fully achieved. Since launching the label, we have also found that it is a moon of the Klingon home planet on Star Trek and a verb for domination in an on-line vampire game.
This is our eighth vintage of Pinot Noir and our fourth from this vineyard in Monterey. The color is rich ruby with garnet hues. Aromas of roses, violets, red cherries, pomegranate and cranberries are followed by hints of truffle, vanilla and smoke. The Pinot has lovely flavors of tart red cherry and raspberry with a touch of vanilla. Smooth and silky, the wine is dry and mouth filling with bright acidity.