Nose

Bright aromas of red cherry, white mushroom, and fresh herbs.

Palate

Vibrant raspberry and cocoa on the palate with cedar and fresh tobacco leaf.

Growing Conditions

Clay loam soils with mix of exposures from hillside blocks creating a bright fruit Pinot noir with a touch of spiciness. A warm Spring led to early bud break and bloom, while a cold May reduced fruit set and kept yields in check. Final ripening happened at a steady state and contributed to an early harvest with high fruit quality. Clones: 45% Dijon 115, 42% Dijon 777, 13% Dijon 667

Harvest

The fruit is night harvested and arrives on the crushpad at daybreak.

Winemaking

Each block remains separate and receives gentle handling starting on the sorting table and to the open top fermenters for 5 day cold soak, 14 day total cuvaison.

Aging

11 months in 27% new, 27% one year old, 46% neutral French oak barrels