This Pinot Noir has aromas of cherry and raspberry with a hint of root beer. It showcases flavors of ripe red fruit, plum and molasses along with silky tannins and a very smooth mouthfeel. The light acidity is balanced with a nice oak influence that rounds out this full-bodied Pinot Noir. The finish is long and smooth with lingering flavors of supple fruit.
Clones and single block selections
SIP Certified Sustainable
Diablo series, clay loam, rocky marine sediment, volcanic remnants
Open top fermentation at 78˚F for 12 days
Aged in 40% new French oak barrels for 9 months
In 2018, the Edna Valley experienced the longest, coolest growing season since 2010. This is especially important for Pinot Noir, which requires time and cooler temperatures to reach its full ripeness and expressiveness. Already known for its long growing season, the wines from 2018, including this one, are exceptional and will be celebrated for their bright character, good depth and complexity in the many years to come.