2018 Pinot Noir Barrel Selection
Carefully selected, this Pinot Noir offers exceptional flavors and aromas of concentrated raspberry, plum, cherry blossom, hints of chocolate and earthy components. The intensity and richness in the palate, and the flawless acid integration, makes this wine approachable now while improving over time.
This was a cooler year with abundant rain in February followed by endless sunny days which produced bud break in the first and second week of March. The mild temperatures allowed for slow ripening-perhaps the longest duration we’ve had in a long time. This factor helped encourage even cluster development, strong yields, complex flavors, high acidity and excellent quality that will help contribute to the longevity of this vintage.