Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Production: 98 cases, 54 magnums, 18 jeros
Viti/Vini: 2013 was a difficult vintage in Upstate which made our sorting process more important than ever, and after a long and tedious sort, the fruit that emerged was beautiful. This further cemented our belief in the importance of everything we do, from hand picking to extensive sorting, as the 2013’s would never have been possible without these. Spontaneous ferment, with no additions or additives, and no SO2 until its first birthday. After basket pressing and a short settling, the wine was aged in neutral 500 liter French oak for 24 months on their lees.
Tasting Note: High-toned with ripe, sun baked cherries and sweet spices (not cherry cola), brambles, forest floor and an herbal note leap from the glass. The palate is no less intense, with a ripe round texture to the fruit and a soft, supple, sexy texture. The wine is beginning to evolve and taking on beautiful secondary notes of truffle and bark, but still stays focussed and fresh on the palate.