2011 Pinot Noir Reserve
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine | Cellar Selection
From the review: "Moss and wood notes mingle with violet and lavender perfume on this elegant, subtly nuanced Pinot Noir. Ripe, rich black-cherry and berry flavors are offset by a brisk acidity and a penetrating mineral backbone. It's lovely now, but structured enough, and still boldly tannic, to merit further cellar aging. Drink from 2020-2025"
This Pinot Noir is crafted from two distinct estate grown Pinot Noir clones. The grapes from Clone 7 were harvested by hand on September 29, 2011. A total of 3.2 tons were picked at 21.4 brix natural sugar, 0.72 TA and 3.23 pH. The grapes were de-stemmed, inoculated with yeast and fermented for 10 days at 66-78 degrees. The wine went through a complete secondary fermentation. A total of 1.6 tons of the second clone, Mariafeld, was harvested by hand on October 5, 2011 and the grapes had 21 brix natural sugar, 0.68 TA and 3.25 pH. The grapes were de-stemmed, inoculated with yeast and fermented for eight days at 63-76 degrees.
This wine also went through a complete secondary fermentation. The wines were blended and aged in French oak barrels for 25 months. The wine was egg white fined, cold stabilized and filtered prior to bottling. The finished wine has 0.65 TA, 3.54 pH, 0.25% residual sugar and 12.5% alcohol. 286 cases produced.