2016 Pinot Noir

2016 Pinot Noir


The 2016 Pinot Noir is a soulful blend of 4 different clones from 4 different vineyards at 4 different elevations.  The resulting nectar is dark, complex and offers the raspberry, blueberry, plum, and violet nuances characteristic of fine Pinot Noir.  The smoothness, softness and slight vanilla essence that 36 months in older French and Americann oak barrels imparts makes the 2016 perfect for earthy dishes (especially chanterelle mushrooms) and lighter meats such as rosemary game hen.
SKU: 15-PN Category:


Production: 250 cases

In the Vineyard

The 2015-2016 winter was kind and had no late spring frosts to contend with.  Cool nights preserve the acidity and fruit flavors while warm, sunny days fill the ripening grapes with sugar.  A light frost on the higher elevation vineyard moves harvest up a few days, beginning October 7 and ending October 12.

In the Cellar

Brix: 25
pH: 3.54-3.62
Total Acidity: 6.1-6.2 g/l

Juice dark in color, seeds fully ripe, delicate fruit flavors,  juice temp 51 F.

A slow, cool fermentation, nearly a month long, preserves the fruit and berry flavors.  By December of 2019 all of the wine is out of the barrel and in tanks.  A very light filtration in late spring 2020 and the wine is ready to bottle, allowing a bit of bottle age before a fall 2020 release.

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