Mount Eden Estate Pinot Noir 2020
Release Date: Fall 2023
Our Pinots are not only historic—the longest lineage of estate bottled Pinot Noir in North America—but are also incredibly long-lived. The wines from the 1980s are still going strong. It is amazing what vine selection, terroir and proper cellaring can do.
Primary aromas of raspberry, mint, forest loam and violet are balanced on the palate with the elements of red fruit, earthy notes, tannin and oak in perfect proportions.
The 2020 is drinking beautifully now, especially with decanting, but it will really start to shine in the next few years and certainly for a couple of decades thereafter.
Rain Total in 2020: 20.6 inches
Yield: 2 tons per acre
Harvest Dates: August 19th- 25th, hand harvested
Numbers @ Harvest: 23.5° Brix, 3.37 pH, 7.5 grams acidity
Fermentation: 30% Whole Cluster, Native Ferments
Barrel: 100% barrel aged new and one-year-old old French Oak
Aging: 11 months
Bottling: July 2021, no fining or filtration