2013 Pinot Noir Farmstead
Our Pinot Noir is sourced from vineyards in the small town of Freestone in the Sonoma Coast AVA of Sonoma County.
2013 was a superb vintage. Warm days coupled with the cooling effect of the early morning marine layer off the pacific, allowed for an ideal season for Pinot Noir. The unusually long season, moderate temperatures without a major heat spike, and lack of rains made for one of the best vintages in recent memory. An early spring bud break allowed our vineyards to get a two-week head start on the vintage, and the lack of frost meant that yields were excellent while the longer growing season allowed for full ripeness.
Warm days coupled with the cooling effect of the early morning marine layer off the pacific, allows for an ideal climate for Pinot Noir. Primary fermentation in Stainless Steel followed by Malo-lactic fermentation in neutral oak barrels allows the classic texture of this varietal to shine while preserving the wines natural acidity. Aromatics of black cherry, black tea and white pepper forest are in harmony with a fresh and elegant palate.
Food Pairing Notes
BBQ Pulled Pork or Smoked heritage St Louis ribs with green apple coleslaw