Yield: 2.5 tons per acre
Harvest: September 14th-16th
Numbers @ Harvest: 24.3 Brix , 3.64 pH, 7.2 grams acidity
Barrel Regimen: Burgundy 100% new; aged 12 months on light lees
Bottling: August 2004; no fining or filtration
Release Date: Fall 2006
Pinot Noir winemakers are rarely content. It always seems to be a “work in progress.”
That being said, we are delighted with the 2003 vintage. This is classic Mount Eden Pinot with exciting raspberry and wild strawberry aromas along with nuances of herb, earth and mint. Moderate in alcohol, the presentation on the palate is elegant at first with energy building through the mid-palate. Lush in flavor with layers of crushed raspberries, blackberries and cherries; the 2003 never drifts from our signature—precision, balance and varietal character.
Through delicious now, continued development should be expected for the next five years.