18 months in 25% new French oak barrels
2009 Pinot Noir Heritage
This single-block Pinot Noir is made from 25-year-old own-rooted 100% Pommard vines.
Dark fruits and baking spices abound in this youthful, structured wine. Aromas of black cherries and allspice, with hints of oak lead into more black fruits on the palate. Blackberry and black currant flavors are up front, while firm tannins and spicy elements punctuate the mid-palate. The finish is long and peppery, with hints of candied cherries.
The grapes were destemmed into 1.5-ton fermenters. After a 3-day cold soak, fermentation began. The fermenters were punched down twice daily, until dry. The fermenters were pressed after the cap fell, and allowed to settle overnight. The wine was then aged in 25% new French oak barrels for 18 months.