2001

Mount Eden Estate Pinot Noir

   

Tech Notes

Yield: 2.5 tons per acre

Harvest: August 19th-September 2nd

Numbers @ Harvest: 23.3 Brix, 3.65 pH, 6.8 grams acidity

Barrel Regimen: Burgundy 50% new

Bottling: September 2003 no fining or filtration;

Tasting Notes

Release Date: Fall 2004

With an early and bountiful crop, typical of all the 2001 wines, this vintage is a classic Santa Cruz Mountain Pinot Noir.

Emphatic, deep color (darker than usual), with aromas of wild strawberry, bing cherry and earth on the palate, this wine is sappy and vibrant with a lovely inner mouth perfume and Old World spiciness. This is not your California “fruit bomb” but rather a wine of elegance and power, which finishes firmly tannic with lingering red fruits in the background.

Month after month this vintage evolves to greater heights.

Aging potential 2005-2010

Label

Production

906 Cases