This lush yet stately pinot noir seduces with aromas of black raspberry,
violets, sassafras, clove and cocoa butter.
Juicy red fruits, earl gray tea, hazelnut and damp
red clay flavors complement its velvet‐like texture and very long finish.
2012 has been described by many as “textbook perfect,” with both yields
and quality being well above average. The growing season was long and mild, leading to even
ripening, and harvest was completed before the first storm of the season arrived in late
October. The wines from 2012 are expressive, balanced and delicious!
Vineyards: Properties: Katherine Lindsay Estate, Bellflower, Fraenkle, Gap’s Crown, Ulises Valdez,
Clonal Selections: Beba, Calera, Swan, d115, 667, 777, d114
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled August 2013.
Fermented in small, open‐top stainless steel fermenters with indigenous yeasts
5‐6 day cold soak, 15‐17 day average total maceration
Direct to press; 3% whole cluster
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
Aged 11 months in small French oak barrels; 47% new.
Deep violet in color.