18 months in 25% new French oak barrels
2012 Pinot Noir Rebecca's
The grapes for this wine are from the Rebecca's block, an experimental site with higher-density vines. The clusters from this block tend to be smaller, producing wines with great depth and complexity.
The Rebecca's block was planted in 1992 and consists of Pommard and Dijon 115 clones. The vine spacing for this block is unique; the plants are four feet apart, four feet in between rows, with a larger tractor break every fourth row. This strategy increases vine density and applies stress while allowing for some tractor access to the block.
The grapes were harvested by hand and destemmed into a bin for a 6-day cold soak. When fermentation began, the must was pumped over and punched down twice daily. After fermentation was complete, the must was pressed, and the wine settled overnight. The wine was racked to 25% new French oak barrels and aged for 18 months until bottling. This wine was bottled without fining or filtration.
(Nov 1, 2015 at 2:39 PM)
The Rebecca 2012 and 2014 were some of the best wines we have ever drank. Wonderful aroma on the pallet!