After several warm seasons that resulted in early harvests, the 2017 vintage began with a cool, wet spring, which delayed bud break, bloom, and set. Though temperatures were mild until July, ripeness eventually caught up and harvest commenced on schedule the first week of October. Early and late season weather differences combined with conditions set by the previous vintage increased the crop significantly, allowing us to be highly selective at harvest, choosing only the most expressive fruit. In the end, 2017 produced big, lush, intense Pinot Noir that’s fruit forward and aromatic.
Sourced from several vineyard blocks on the property, our 2017 Pinot Noir exudes a strong color and delicate aromas suggestive of bing cherry, jasmine, cinnamon, and clove. The palate carries lively acidity with flavors of fresh red fruits and a hint of sweetness from the oak. The finish lingers while strong tannins make this wine capable of aging harmoniously. Expressive and robust, this wine presents an authentic expression of an excellent vintage.