2016 Estate Pinot Noir
Alluvial, glacial, and sedimentary in uences create a wide array of soil types. Fruit was hand-harvested at night, clones kept separate, and arrived at the winery by daybreak. e fruit was hand sorted and clones fermented individually, with up to 20% whole cluster. 6 days cold soak, gentle punch downs 1-3 times daily, 14 days on skins & gently basket pressed. Gravity fed to French oak barrels (55% new). Aged 11 months on lees, gently fined, bottled unfiltered.
Fresh rose petals, raspberry cane and wild bramble, cranberries, wild strawberry, dried tangerine, fresh blood orange, cocoa nib, hint of bergamot and bay leaf.
Fine powdery tannins with good persistence and seamless, silky length, opens to sweet red berry fleshy fruit with delicacy and detail of earth, spice and cassis bramble complexity. Ripe wild raspberry, Satsuma plum, cinnamon, baking spices and 71% cocoa powder.