All fruit (80% de-stemmed, 20% whole cluster) was hand-picked and rigorously hand sorted prior to going directly into small open-top fermenters. A cold soak at 50 degrees for 8 days prior to native fermentation was performed and followed by an extended average maceration period of 25 days. The cap was kept moist by daily gentle punchdowns by hand. Free-run wine was drained and cellared in 100% French oak, 25% new, for 18months. Unfined and unfiltered before bottling.
Vineyard: Sourced entirely from our organic and biodynamically farmed Camp Meeting Ridge Estate Vineyard. Given the extremes of this site, including elevations of 1,150 to 1,400 feet, each small block ripens at its own pace. Close proximity to the cool Pacific Ocean and well-drained soils allow the Estate to produce Pinot Noir with exceptional complexity, depth, minerality, and natural acidity.Blocks 2, 6, and 13-17, comprised of Calera, Swan, Dijon 115, Wadenswil, and Pommard clones, were selected for the 2013 blend.
- AgingCellared in 100% French Oak, 25% new, for 18months