2017 Estate Pinot Noir
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Our Estate Pinot Noir represents the heart of our organically farmed vineyards with grapes sourced from every block, with multiple row orientations, sun aspects and clonal selections, all of which are planted in rich clay soils. Having these unique soils, creates a fuller and deeper impression in the mouth much the way marbling in Wagyu beef produces a far more succulent dining experience. It is a classic example of Pinot Noir and is a great entry point into understanding our vineyard and reflects the essence of our terroir. Derived from a selection of our small blocks, this wine expresses the roundness derived from our rich clay soils, while also conveying the tension derived from the maritime influences that challenge our vines every day. Blending these blocks provides us the opportunity to produce wines that are immensely drinkable now, yet will also deliver great drinking for the next 3-5+ years. Native yeast fermented in concrete. 10 months in 20% new French oak. 20% whole-cluster fermented. 489 cases. 13.0% alcohol. Beautiful deep garnet red hue with bright red fruit notes of fresh raspberry and cherry mixed with nuances of orange tea, sandalwood, forest floor and tropical fruits. The palate is dense and velvety with a mouth-filling, deliciously satiating texture.