A warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With the exception of one heat spike in late June/early July, temperatures were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison. Ideal conditions continued through ripening which allowed for long and steady “hang time” which resulted in concentrated flavors, balanced acidity and tame tannins at harvest time.
Ruby red and garnet in color with complex layers of spicy aromatics which lead to notes of red apple, rhubarb, cinnamon, cherry cola, red licorice and white cake. A soft and billowy entry lends way to flavors of strawberries, raspberries and black cherry. Full bodied with a plush building texture and a long mouthwatering finish. This dry Pinot Noir is unfiltered and unfined.