Nose

This terroir driven Pinot Noir is deep ruby-red with aromas of ripe Bing cherries, earl grey tea, baking spices and slate.

Palate

The mouthfeel is round and generous with layers of mocha, toasty oak and earth unfolding through the length finish.

Growing Conditions

: 2013 was a phenomenal growing season in just about every way. A warm, dry spring led to early bud break, limited canopy vigor and berry size, and created ideal conditions through bloom and fruit set. An abundance of long sunny days, with only one heat spike in early July, resulted in even ripening and an early harvest with exceptional flavor development. The 2013 vintage offers very high quality wines that are striking in their balance and expression.

Harvest

Hand harvested at night.

Bottling

Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2015.

Winemaking

 Hand sorted, cold; 5% whole cluster inclusion  5 day cold soak, 16 days total maceration  Fermented with indigenous yeasts in small, open-top, stainless steel tanks  Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel

Aging

Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 63% new. Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, Francois Frères, and Remond.