2015 Pinot Noir
Production: 135 cases
In the Vineyard
The 2014-2015 winter was very mild with no late frosts, offering a large crop. Throughout the summer, warm temperatures during the day were balanced by our cool alpine nights. The vines on both vineyards would have struggled to ripen a full crop. Therefore, again, the decision to drop a quarter of the crop on the ground at veraison. Grapes from both vineyards were harvested late from October 28th through the 31st.
In the Cellar
Total Acidity: 5.0-5.5 g/l
Flavor very delicate, seeds fully ripe, juice temp 50 F.
The finished wine was pressed directly to neutral French oak barrels and aged for almost 3 years. In November of 2018, we bottled and the wine was held for 5 months of bottle age before a Spring 2019 release.