Pinot Noir is an ancient varietal that has shown resilience in the cool climate vineyards of France for thousands of years. After being smuggled into California in the 1900s, it continues its fight to survive on hillsides and high elevations. Rebellious is named after the roots of these grapevines, which struggle down into the earth, seeking water and fighting against the harsh elements to survive. Today, the growers and winemakers of Rebellious have created luscious, full-bodied California Pinot Noir. In addition, they have added a splash of classic California Chardonnay to soften the tannins, add more flavor and acidity.
This soft and silky wine entices with crushed raspberry and hints of sandalwood and wild licorice on the nose. Zesty flavors of dark Bing cherry, raspberry preserves, and allspice are balanced with a lush texture and lengthy finish.