The 2015 Ama is a masculine Pinot Noir combining the refinement found in the Scallop Shelf with the dark fruited rusticity of the Pomarium. More than any other wine we make, this cuveé hits me squarely in the pleasure zone engaging my brain and my belly. The seductive dark cherry nose has elements of Chinese five spice rubbed smoked duck with a cherry compote. It is medium bodied and round with just enough juiciness in the mid-palate to make me reach for another glass. The finish is held together by our signature forest floor/bark flavors and refreshing acidity (lowest pH pinot we made in 2015.) The 2015 Ama is very enjoyable right now and will age well. Try a few bottles upon release and every few years to watch it evolve.