New Release 2008 Pinot Noir recieves 92 points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Our 2008 Pinot Noir was awarded 92 points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Find it featured in the Advanced Buying Guide.
Lighter yields in the vineyards resulted from a dramatic growing season beginning with below normal winter rainfall, an extended April frost that reduced quantity, followed by an ideally mild summer and fall temperatures with no precipitation. Berry size was small throughout California, this combined with the lighter yields and lower sugar levels resulted in excellent quality fruit.
This wine exhibits tremendous depth and layering in aroma. The bouquet is multifaceted with both red and black fruit flavors interwoven, and intense showcasing notes of valley floor and truffle. With a delicate toasted aroma this wine has a nice concentration of complex fruit. The finesse of this wine is undeniable to the palate and will mature gracefully.
Wente and Pommard clones. Three tons fermented whole cluster, 11 tons crushed (co-mingled fermentation). Seven-day cold soak after crush. Pressed very lightly; racked off gross lees, inoculated for malolactic and barreled down in 100% new French oak cooperage: 100% French oak, a mix of Francois Freres, Berthomieu, Darguad & Jaegle, and Taransaud.
590 cases produced