Grape: Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: Cherry, Raspberry, Earth, Amaretto
Happs, founded by Erl and Roslyn Happ in 1977, is a family owned and operated winery. The winery will be celebrating its 40th vintage this year. They follow organic practices, dry farm, and avoid use of pesticides.
It’s a medium bodied wine that provides soft acidity and attractive soft tannin. Matured in stainless steel to maintain fruit vibrancy and bottled early to retain freshness. The raspberry and cherry flavors are the most prevalent on the palate and combine with blackberry, earth, vanilla, clove, kirsh, and amaretto elements to produce a wine that is full of fruit and interest. Try with white meat or tomato based Spanish style mussels.