The 2017 growing season began with sustained rainfall throughout January and February, replenishing soil nutrients and resulting in healthy, vigorous vines. In total our vineyards saw 80″of rain, a welcomed sight after five years of prolonged drought. Steady weather led to budbreak in mid-March, a return to normalcy compared to prior years. A summer of gradual warmth indicated a textbook growing season until July, when we experienced a period of sustained warmth. August delivered much-needed cooler weather, allowing the clusters to develop complex flavors while maintaining their signature acidity. Unpredictable spells of extreme heat throughout September created challenges for many vineyards, however our dry-farmed vines were perfectly suited to thrive in the conditions. Cooling marine air arrived just in time to bring our vineyards to ideal harvesting conditions as our 2017 growing season came to an end.
The grapes were gently hand sorted before being loaded whole cluster into the press, where a gentle crémant press cycle extracted juice that was brilliantly light in color, fresh in its acidity, and marked by red berry and delicate rose petal aromas. The juice was drained via gravity into a small stainless steel tank for a night of settling before being transferred to a combination of stainless steel and neutral French oak barrels. The wine was fermented by naturally occurring yeast, and malolactic fermentation was stopped before completion to maintain the desired level of acidity.
|Varietal||100% Pinot Noir|
|Aging||Stainless steel and neutral French Oak barrels|
Layered aromatics of strawberry, raspberry, starfruit and rose petal highlight the complex palate, driven by orange marmalade countered with fresh citrus peels, and balanced by the signature coastal minerality and defined salinity.
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