Pinot Noir is called The Heartbreak Grape by winemakers because it is such a moody grape variety to grow and a very difficult wine to make. You can work so hard at it and when it doesn’t work well, it will break your heart. But when you do make a beautiful example, you immediately forget all about all the hard times and small disappointments. You fall straight back in love. It is a wine that has that sort of hold over you.
Truly great Pinot Noir can be astonishing, because it is both sensually balanced and elegant. This wine is named after the sister of Flagstone’s Founder, Bruce Jack, who was the inspiration to make Pinot Noir in this style from cool climate fruit.