The 2005 Crossings Pinot Noir embodies the hallmark characters of a very good vintage. Pinot Noir is a variety and red wine style relying greatly on the quality and character of fruit, thus the 2005 wine enjoys a natural mid-palate concentration and elegant tannic ripeness. The aromatic profile tilts toward a riper fruit spectrum with notes of tamarillo and dark plum lying beneath a varietal cherry nuance. This Pinot offers much fruit impact while lower than usual acidity helps make for a broad back-palate which leads onto a long, soft and integrated finish. A versatile Pinot Noir partner with red meats, game birds or enjoy after dinner with either cheese or chocolate desserts.