All fruit (98% de-stemmed, 2% whole-cluster) was hand-picked
and rigorously hand-sorted prior to going directly into small opentop fermenters. A cold soak at 50 degrees for 8 days prior to native
fermentation was performed and followed by an average maceration
period of 25 days. The cap was kept moist by daily gentle
punchdowns. Free-run wine was drained and cellared in 100%
French oak, 27% new, for 15 months and filtered prior to bottling.
Sourced entirely from our organically 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. Clonal
selections of Swan, Dijon 115 and 777, and Calera were selected
for the 2018 blend.
- Aging100% French Oak, 27% new, for 15 months