The 2014 Estate Pinot Noir represents an assemblage of our Winemaker's select barrels from the 2014 vintage.
||September 18, 2014
||25% New French Oak
||August 15, 2015
The 2014 growing season was in many ways a continuation of the previous vintage. Both were marked by a fast start and very dry conditions as California settled firmly into a drought cycle. The early beginnings of this vintage allowed us to achieve full flavor development sooner. As we approached harvest, a long moderate weather pattern set in, slowing down the vines and moderating ripeness. We were able to pick the grapes for this wine at the peak of both ripeness and flavor.
The grapes were hand-picked on an early September morning and sorted into oak open-top fermenters. After 28 days on its skins, the must was transferred to a small basket press and racked into 50% new French Oak barrels. Aged sur lie for 11 months, this Pinot Noir was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
The 2014 Estate Pinot Noir represents an assemblage of our winemaker’s select barrels from the 2014 vintage. The wine opens with complex aromas of dried cherries, alpine strawberries, black tea leaf, sandalwood and nugget. Taught and expressive, this beautifully structured pinot carries the familiar earthy tone of Anderson Valley. With natural acidity at its core, the pallet is textural and lieth, supported by layers of fresh gooseberry, strawberry, black cherry and boysenberry fruits. Recommended cellaring for 8-12 years.