2011 Parr Vineyard Pinot Noir
Grapes sourced from the sandy loam soil of the Parr Vineyard in Knights Valley, where the mild, cool climate creates soft, elegant fruit with intense aromatics and bright acidity. The fruit is a blend of Pommard and Dijon clone 113.
A very light style Pinot with flavors of red fruit-strawberry, vanilla, cola nut, soft cocoa powder, and earthen spice. The finish is elegantly soft and lingering spicy fruit.
191 cases made
Grapes sorted, de-stemmed, and sorted again; whole berries cold soaked for ten days, with native yeast taking over the primary fermentation, followed by three weeks of extended maceration; gentle punch-downs throughout the process to preserve flavors and aromatics with minimal damage to skins and seeds; complete malolactic fermentation in barrel for 18 months.
18 months in 100% French Oak