Harvest & Tasting Notes:
Growers in the Sta. Rita Hills region of California lose little sleep, this was no more true than in 2013. The Pinot Noir harvest proved early and bountiful and produced lovely ripe wines with notable freshness. Easy, even temperatures made for intensely developed flavors and aromas, marking the vintage as one of our favorite to date. Subtly perfumed with fresh raspberry, and warm spice, the aromas continue to develop in the glass lending worn leather, tobacco leaf, black tea and earthy, succulent morel mushrooms. On the palate, high-toned acidity is balanced by smooth tannins - cherries jubilee come to mind over a lingering finish. Drink now or cellar for two to three years.
Appellation: 96% Sta. Rita Hills, 4% Russian River
Composition: Pinot Noir
Aging: 10 months in French oak
Alcohol: 15.2% abv
pH: 3.62 g/L
Harvest Date: September 27, 2013