2017 Estate Pinot Noir Calera Clone
This dark and juicy single clone Pinot Noir explodes with intense aromas of wild strawberry and mulberry, slowly opening to spices of cinnamon stick, clove and cocoa powder. The palate fills with juicy flavorss of cranberry and boysenberry, as dark chocolate and earthy richness hits the mid-palate to be powerfully finished with shaved milk chococlate and dried lavendar. One of nine clones of Pinot Noir planted at Anndel Gap Vineyard, we are great admirers of this selections ability to toe the line between hedonism and grace
In 2017 the Calera Clone Pinot Noir was hand- harvest at night, the fruit was sorted then fermented with 22% whole clusters. 6 days cold soak, gentle punch downs 1-3 times daily, 19 days on the skins, gently basket pressed to French oak barrels (50% new). Aged for 16 months then bottled unfiltered.