2018 Pinot Noir Cardiac Hill
October 7, 2018
20% new French oak
Deep garnet, with aromas of black raspberries, peat moss, and forest floor. Bright and juicy on the palate, with flavors of dark cherries, cola, and a hint of violets.
The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted, and 50% destemmed, layering the whole clusters on the bottom of the fermentation vats. After a six-day cold soak, fermentation began. The vats were pumped over and punched down twice daily and pressed at dryness. The wine settled overnight, and was racked to 20% new French oak to age until it was racked and blended the following spring.