Yield: 2 tons per acre
Harvest: August 16th-September 2nd
Numbers @ Harvest: 23.5° Brix, 3.38 pH, 7.0 grams acidity
Barrel Regimen: French Burgundy-1-3 years old
Bottling: August 2016; no fining or filtration
Release Date: Spring 2018
The 2015 Pinot Noir is a very concentrated and powerful vintage. The crop was reduced by 50% due to conditions at flowering and the lingering effects of the drought. Luckily, the rest of the growing season was pretty typical. Even though the grapes ripened early (the new normal), all of the blocks were harvested at moderate sugar and balanced acidity.
A perfumed, violet-scented, floral bouquet is generous and alluring. The palate is intense with a strong core of red fruit, moderate tannins, and fresh, energetic acidity. The all-important finish is long and expansive foretelling a great evolution in the bottle.
If you love mountain-grown Pinot made in the classic style, this is for you.