Appellation: Arroyo Seco AVA
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Maturation: Fermented in Stainless Steel for 12 days
Aging: 10% New French Oak for 6 months
Production: 1,098 cases
Alc. by Vol.: 14.2%
Best to Drink: Now through 2020
The vineyards are sustainably farmed and we hand-pick our grapes at an average of 25.1 brix in half ton bins to ensure the best quality wines. The 2014 harvest started earlier than the previous vintages in recent memory, but the growing season was not shortened. The warm winter and spring prompted an early bud break, allowing the fruit plenty of time to mature and develop. These ideal conditions resulted in fruit that was complex and well balanced. Harvest took place in early September. The wine was fermented in tank then aged in 10% New French Oak for 10 months before bottling.