93 Points

2017 Baileyana S-BAR Pinot Noir

 / 750ml
Tasting notes
Specs

Vine- and barrel-select, very limited production, this is arguably the best Pinot we make! Aged for 9 months in 30% new French oak, this bottling represents around 1% of our total Pinot Noir production – you won’t find this wine in stores.

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

A micro-selection of single blocks and rows

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

Swan 667

SOILS:

Diablo series, clay loam, rocky marine sediment, volcanic remnants

HARVEST DATES:

September 2016

FERMENTATION:

Fermentated in open top fermentor for 13 days at 82˚F degrees

BARREL REGIME:

Aged 9 months in 30% new French oak, 15% Saignee

ALCOHOL:

14.8%

TA:

5.87 g/l

PH:

3.46

BOTTLING DATE:

June 2017

CASES PRODUCED:

600

Tasting Notes

Vine- and barrel-select, very limited production, this is arguably the best Pinot we make! Aged for 9 months in 30% new French oak, this bottling represents around 1% of our total Pinot Noir production – you won’t find this wine in stores.

Specs

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

A micro-selection of single blocks and rows

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

Swan 667

SOILS:

Diablo series, clay loam, rocky marine sediment, volcanic remnants

HARVEST DATES:

September 2016

FERMENTATION:

Fermentated in open top fermentor for 13 days at 82˚F degrees

BARREL REGIME:

Aged 9 months in 30% new French oak, 15% Saignee

ALCOHOL:

14.8%

TA:

5.87 g/l

PH:

3.46

BOTTLING DATE:

June 2017

CASES PRODUCED:

600

Vintage Outlook

The Art of Making Our Wine

93 Points, 2017 Baileyana Pinot Noir S-Bar: “Saturated garnet. Spice-accented red fruit preserve, vanilla and exotic spice scents show excellent clarity and pick up a suave floral note as the wine opens up. Juicy, broad and fleshy on the palate, offering alluringly sweet raspberry and cherry-vanilla flavors that deepen and become spicier and livelier on the back half. Finishes smooth and gently smoky, showing lingering cherry and floral character on an impressively long, subtly tannic finish.” —Josh Raynolds, January 2021

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