Mount Eden Estate Pinot Noir


Tech Notes

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

Alcohol: 13%

Tasting Notes

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.



756 Cases