Kristie Tacey, winemaker and founder of Tessier Winery, is a scientist turned winemaker. A former published research scientist who studied protein pathways, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from her native Michigan to pursue a career in biotechnology, which included working on the Human Genome Project. Kristie eventually came to realize that winemaking was her true calling and after working as operations manager and assistant winemaker at an award-winning East Bay winery, she started Tessier in 2009.
This is one of those wines that hits the sweet spot. A deceptively classic Pinot Noir with a slight edge. These vines are 74 years old, all pommard clone, farmed biodynamically and certified organic.
Tasting notes: Lush and silky texture, cream filling, cold cherries complete with stems. Hints of strawberry rhubarb compote, wet stone, beeswax, fresh moss aromas, fresh lilac bunches, graphite and tar with structured tannins.