2016 Pinot Noir Cardiac Hill FUTURES
Earthy and savory aromas, with black pepper, cherry preserves, chili, and cranberry sauce. Red cherry and raspberry on the palate, with plums and brambly red fruit in the middle, bacon fat, and rosemary, with a touch of cigar box and violets in the finish. The tannins, while youthful are only slightly drying on the palate and will round with additional barrel aging.
The grapes were harvested by hand and 75% destemmed. After a 5-day cold soak, fermentation began. The must was punched down and pumped over twice daily until dry, and pressed at dryness. The wine was aged in 25% new French oak barrels and racked the following spring.
4 barrels produced