2017 Pinot Noir Dijon 115
18 months in neutral French oak
Brimming with aromas of cherries and strawberries with hints of vanilla and lavender. On the palate, this light-bodied wine with silky tannins has flavors of Hood strawberry, cherry Jolly Rancher, black tea, cola, and kirsch.
Sourced from vines interplanted in our Heritage block. Originally planted to increase vine density, this fruit is harvested separately from our original vine crop.
The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted in the field, and again on the crush pad. Two-thirds of the clusters were layered into 1-ton fermenters, destemming the remaining fruit on top. The bins were pumped over under the cap once daily during the five-day cold soak. Once fermentation began, the bins were pumped over and punched down twice daily until dry, and pressed. The wine settled overnight and was racked to neutral French oak barrels to age for 18 months, undergoing full malolactic fermentation.