Nose

Enticing aromas of black cherry, violets, clove and gingerbread. 

Palate

 The flavors are layered, savory and succulent, and include brandied black cherries, pie crust, loamy soils, and coastal forest floor.    The finish is long, generous and balanced. 

Growing Conditions

 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!

Harvest

Hand‐harvested grapes

Bottling

Unfined and unfiltered; bottled January 2014.

Winemaking

s  Fermented in small, open‐top stainless steel fermentors with indigenous yeasts  5‐day cold soak, 16 days total maceration  Hand‐punched cap  Direct to press; 6% whole cluster  Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels

Aging

Aged 15 months in French oak barrels; 62% new.

Appearance

This masculine pinot noir displays a brilliant aubergine color.