Yield: 1.5 tons per acre
Harvest: September 2nd-3rd
Numbers @ Harvest: 23.5° Brix, 3.6 pH, 8.8 grams acidity
Barrel Regimen: 3 Barrels selected; French Burgundy 50% new, 50% 1 year; native ferments
Bottling: August 2019, no fining or filtration
Release Date: September 10, 2022
The 2019 Tanaka Project Pinot Noir is the second bottling dedicated to our friend Ron Tanaka.
In contrast to our Estate Pinot, which is a blend of all four of our Pinot Noir vineyard blocks, this wine comes from just one, the now-named Tanaka Vineyard. We select three special barrels and bottle them unfiltered.
Quite youthful, the beguiling aromas are just starting to emerge. True to our mountain terroir, jasmine, sandalwood, and raspberry scents come through. Fresh on the palate, elegant and balanced, with soft red fruit flavors and, again, complex notes of jasmine and sandalwood.
Lay this down for at least five years to allow the wine to achieve its greatness.
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