Harvest & Tasting Notes:
The stunning Sta. Rita Hills appellation had a lovely year in 2012. Slightly cooler than usual, the fruit that makes up our Handwritten Pinot Noir benefited from long hang times, allowing us to harvest a beautifully ripened crop of pretty, tiny clusters. Flavors of black plum, fresh fig, blackberry and ripe blueberry mingle on the palate with pleasant acidity and smooth tannins. This vineyard may be a long way from the Napa Valley, but the results are simply too exceptional to not make the trip.
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Sta. Rita Hills
Aging: 10 months in 60% new French oak, unfiltered
Alcohol: 15.2% abv
Harvest Date: October 16 & 22, 2012