2017 Pinot Noir
"I'm so proud of this wine. While it's a new-age, terroir-driven Pinot with bags of contemporary style and focus, it has a generous Burgundian heart, brought out by the French Vosges oak barrels we age it in. The perfectly grown, lovingly hand-harvested fruit reveals its quality in every sip." Cristie Kerr
August brought much-needed cooler weather, allowing the grapes to develop complex flavors while maintaining their signature acidity. Late summer was hot and spiked the fruit with deeper flavors and textures, all along retaining the amazing acidity we need to make finely balanced Pinot Noir.
The Pinot Noir grapes for this wine came from Manzanita Vineyard, lovingly farmed and tended by Ulises Valdez and his team. To do the fruit justice, we made and matured the wine in the finest French oak barrels from the Vosges forest, mixing old and new barrels to get the perfect balance of fresh vibrant fruit and silky layered complexity.