2016 Estate Pinot Noir Clone 37
Bud break came in early April, followed by a fairly mild and consistent growing season. Grapes brought to maturity and full flavor with warmer days in August followed by a mild autumn.
Fruit arrived at the winery by daybreak; grapes were sorted by bunch and by berry; cold soak for 5-6 days; indigenous yeasts began ferment; punched down 1-3 times daily; 12 days on the skins; gently basket pressed; gravity fed to barrels; aged 11 months in 100% French Oak, 45% New
Classic aromas of earth, raspberry, baking spice, vanilla and red cherryAwards
Gold Medal, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2014 Vintage- 99 POINTS, BEST OF THE BEST, BEST OF SHOW - RED, BEST OF SONOMA COUNTY 2016 North Coast Wine Competition