Latitude is another winner from the Ehlers family, 5th generation farmers whose vineyard is completely sustainable who use no artificial chemicals. Over the last 100 years, the Ehlers's name has been through feast and famine in the wine business. Beginning with Prohibition and on through to control over 4,000 acres of grapes, they have persisted and held steady. Today they are crafting some of the best wines of their lineage.
Pinot Noir has been the key to their success. Early on, they saw the handwriting on the wine list. Cabernet Sauvignon was the most famous wine in the 70s and 80s, according to every consumer survey. However, the choice of wine shop owners, restaurant owners, and wine servers was Pinot Noir.\
It made sense to those who were paying attention; if Pinot Noir was the favorite of those who are selling wine, it was just a matter of time before the consumer had to try some too. The Ehlers were ahead of the curve.
The acreage of Pinot Noir more than tripled overnight in California, and lucky for us, we're the benefactors of this explosion. Prices are lower, and quality is higher as this beauty will attest. Pinot Noir's strong suit is elegance and subtlety. It can match almost any dish you serve with it. Here is all the sweet/tart cherry you could order with a basket full of spice and mint to tackle a hearty lamb stew or duck breast in a piquant green peppercorn sauce.