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Pinot Noir

 
 
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Vintage Notes


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. 

Tasting Notes


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.

 
 

$48

Only two barrels produced

 
 

Rosé—California

 
 
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Vintage Notes


The 2016 growing season was near-perfect with an early start and ideal weather conditions throughout. A relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. The season wrapped up beautifully as the first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14th – just after the last of our grapes were picked. 

Harvest Dates: 9-6-16 (Sangiovese) to 9-27-16 (Zinfandel)

Tasting Notes


A beautiful bubblegum hue sets the tone for this delicious wine. The nose is treated to cherry and plum blossoms, fresh apricot, golden apple, Bartlett pear, watermelon Jolly Rancher, saline, chalk dust, fresh herb such as thyme, sage and rosemary. This wine has a pleasing saliva-inducing tartness, and a savory gentle touch of red wine tannins. Best to drink in its first year of release.


Optimum serving temperature: 46° F – 58° F. 

 
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$27

Only two barrels produced