2014 Pinot Noir 100% Whole Cluster
neutral French oak
Aromas of black cherries, cola, and a hint of molasses. Find cranberry, raspberry, earth, peat, black tea, on the palate, with integrated tannins, and a long finish.
Own-rooted estate vines planted 1985-1988; Wädenswil, Pommard, and Gamay Beaujolais upright clones.
The grapes were harvested, sorted, and the whole clusters were layered into the vat. Cold soaks lasted 4-7 days. When fermentation began, the vats were punched down and pumped over, twice daily and pressed at dryness. The wine settled overnight before racking to neutral French oak barrels, and aged until bottling the winter of 2016.