A very fruit forward vintage, this wine shows cherry, earth and forest floor with hints of mushrooms and decaying cedar. This exceptional Pinot Noir will benefit tremendously with more aging time to express its full potential.
In 2012, the warm dry summer and mild early fall weather provided very ripe and clean fruit from all of our vineyard sources. We de-stemmed 100% of the fruit, and fermented in small lots, using a mix of indigenous and cultivated yeasts. The fermenters were punched down twice daily by hand until dry, and then pressed very gently. Aged 18 months in 20% new French barrels. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally.