Wine of the Day: MacRostie Wildcat Mountain Pinot Noir

From cool-climate Petaluma Gap, nestled in the volcanic soils of Wildcat Mountain within Sonoma Coast, MacRostie Winery & Vineyards crafts rustic, intense Pinot Noir filled with character. Planted in 1998 by founder Steve MacRostie knowing the combination of the coastal influence from the Pacific, and the iron-rich volcanic soils would meld to create wines with structure, complexity, and quality.

MacRostie Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir ($58) elegantly embodies all three, delivering a wine with texture, richness, and power. On the open, aromas of boysenberry and blackberry meld with wild sagebrush, star anise, and violets, leading to a dense palate of licorice, wild berries, black cherry pie, and bitter chocolate. A beautiful wine that can handle a rich pairing of braised or slow-roasted beef or wild boar ragu, but also easy enough to enjoy with roasted chicken, Mexican food, or a mushroom-filled pasta.