After harvesting the fruit, we destemmed and hand-sorted the grapes before moving them into open-top fermenters where we used gentle, manual punch-downs, protecting the delicate Pinot Noir grapes. Once fermentation was complete, we racked the free-run juice into French oak barrels (42% new) where the wine aged for 12 months before bottling.
This wine artfully combines fragrant strawberry and blackberry aromas with earthy cocoa-dust undertones. Flavors of harmonious red and black fruits including tart plums are underpinned by spicy notes. Silky and richly textured throughout, this wine’s finish is long and luxuriant.
91 points Wine Spectator
“Effusively fruity, rich and focused, with blackberry, wild berry and raspberry flavors, showing plum and cedary oak nuances at the edges. Delivers an impressive display of assertive, persistent flavors. For fans of more expressive Pinots. Drink now through 2022.“