This harmonious Pinot Noir shows great finesse and structure with beautiful fruit, and fine-grained silky tannins. With fruit profiles from three separate sites, it shows both red and dark fruit characteristics.
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 nearly 100% of the fruit, with the exception of small amounts of whole cluster added to the fermentation bins. We fermented in small lots, using a mix of indigenous and cultivated yeasts. Punched down twice daily by hand until fermented dry and pressed very gently. This wine was aged 18 months in 20% new French barrels. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally.