2017 Pinot Noir Wädenswil
October 10, 2017
This release is full of red fruit--strawberries and raspberries with a hints of rose petal and mint. Behind the supple fruit flavors lie aspects of earth and spice, with notes of Madagascar vanilla, allspice, black tea, and cigar box.
Sourced from Yamhill Vineyards
The grapes were harvested, sorted by hand, and 50% of the clusters were destemmed. Fermentation began after 11 days, and the must was pumped over and punched down twice daily. The must was pressed when dry, 21 days after harvest. The wine settled overnight, and was racked to 20% new French oak barrels to age until the following spring. The wine was racked, blended, and returned to barrel to age until bottling.