2020 Pinot Noir
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In 2020 our beautiful yet thin skinned Pinot Noir grown at the Filigreen Farm was exposed to smoke from the many wildfires for less than 36 hours. While most might not have tasted and thought anything wrong, for us, the resulting wine was not worthy of a vineyard designate as we typically make and offer exclusively to our members. As a result, we did what many winemakers do every year, and we created the most delicious wine possible with what nature provided. To do that we found a few gorgeous barrels of Anderson Valley and Medocino Ridge Pinot Noir and created an appellation blend. The result is a juicy, exuberant Pinot that will please many palates.
As with all of our wines, the variety from vintage to vintage is what keeps us alert and creative. This Pinot has slightly more pronounced fruit character than past vintages, owing to the vineyard composition and picking schedule, which makes it our go-to wine for those who love a slightly richer, fruit-forward palate. But don’t be mistaken! This wine is light on its feet with lovely acidity and notes of sour cherry, cola, leather and thyme. Another excellent food pairing wine – enjoy with rosemary braised lamb or spicy jambalaya.
- Appellation: Mendocino
- Fermentation: Wild yeast & bacteria in Italian clay – 20% whole cluster for 12 days
- Barrel aging: 7 months in mix of once used and neutral French oak barrels
- Bottled: Unfiltered on April 29, 2021
- Production: 151 cases made
- Release date: Fall 2021
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