2018 Pinot Noir Rebecca's Reserve
October 13, 2018
neutral French oak
The Rebecca's block was planted in 1992 and consists of Pommard and Dijon 115 clones. The vine spacing for this block is unique; the plants are four feet apart, four feet in between rows, with a larger tractor break every fourth row. This strategy increases vine density and applies stress while allowing for some tractor access to the block.
The grapes were harvested by hand and 50% destemmed into a bin for a 6-day cold soak. When fermentation began, the must was pumped over and punched down twice daily. After fermentation was complete, the must was pressed, and the wine settled overnight. The wine was racked to neutral French oak barrels and aged for 18 months until bottling. This wine was bottled without fining or filtration.