Yield: 1.0 tons per acre
Harvest: August 4th-13th
Numbers @ Harvest: 23.8° Brix, 3.6 pH, 7.0 grams acidity
Barrel Regimen: French Burgundy 75% new, 25% 1 year
Bottling: October 2015, no fining or filtration
Release Date: Fall 2017
All of our estate vineyards are dry-farmed, and because of this we diligently track precipitation. A mere fourteen inches of rain fell during a nail-biting “rainy” season, forcing us to severely reduce output on our Pinot Noir vines due to drought-stress.
This fruit kicked off the 2014 Harvest on August 4, an unprecedented early start.
Our Pinot Noir is a natural wine reflecting the place and the vintage. The crop may have been small, but the concentration and depth correspondingly increased. Classic blackberry/raspberry aromas greet you along with a deep ruby color. On the palate, great balance and acid/tannin tension continue. Despite the considerable concentration of red fruit, the all-important element of freshness is in abundance.
Optimal drinking is 2021-2031.