Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir 2012
AppellationRussian River Valley
VarietalPinot Noir
DrinkableEnjoy until 2020
Harvest Brix20.8-22.0°
Residual SugarDry

Spicy, red floral fruit and deep rose aromas with candied cherry and pomegranate.

Tasting Notes

In classic Harvest Moon style, this Pinot Noir is packed full of spicy, red floral fruit and deep rose aromas. Gobs of candied cherry and earthy pomegranate fill the mouth. The finish is long and juicy begging for another sip. We feel this small production represents an elegant approach to an elegant variety....Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Cellar from 2014-2019.

Winemaker Notes

The fruit is grown on two different Estate properties both within a few miles of the winery. We pick our Pinot Noir at its peak balance between Brix and acidity. No tartaric acid nor water was added to the must at the crush pad. We fermented the two lots dry and aged them separately for the first 8 months then blended the two and added a barrel of Estate Zin for additional fruit layers and complexity. The wine was gently bottled in November 2013.