2019 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
The 2019 Pinot Noir from Annapolis, Northern Sonoma Coast, showcases classic Pinot Noir aromas of bright black cherry and tea leaves. A beautifully aromatic wine, violets and baking spices lift from the glass. Refreshing acidity allows easy pairing with a variety of dishes and flavors. A pure expression of one of the world’s greatest grapes.
The single vineyard grapes are carefully hand sorted prior to destemming then gravity fed into small closed macro-bins where the fruit is then cold-soaked for 5 days in order to gently extract the flavors, color and tannins. We punch down up to 3 times daily, depending on the stage of the fermentation, and our Pinot generally spends 10 to 15 days on the skins. After fermentation, the free-run juice is separated from the grapes which are then gently pressed and barrelled-down into once used French oak barrels to age. 50% of the free-run juice is blended with the pressed juice in each barrel where it will mature and mellow for 11 months before being racked, filtered and then bottled without any fining.