|Wine Type:||Medium Red Wine|
|Harvest Date:||September 25 and 28, 2012|
|Aging:||14 months in 25% New French Oak Barrels|
|Fermentation:||25% Whole Cluster, 75% Gentle de-stemming, Pre and post berry sorted|
MACERATION: Averaged 18 days on the skins for the three separate fermentations
Winemaker Jay Buoncristiani personally selected the clones and the exact rows to harvest from two of Erhen Jordan’s vineyards in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley. He was particularly excited to craft a wine for this new Pinot project since it is only his second time being involved with the finicky variety (the other project was based out of Anderson Valley). Jay attributes the high quality results to many factors including the handling of the fruit, time on the skins, oak barrel regime and aging process. However, for this wine, one of the most important factors for the resulting profile and quality was the combination of choices made in the vineyards as harvest approached driven by how the flavors of the sites’ clonal diversity progressed during ripening. Jay says this is a Pinot Noir that is not to miss by both fans and non-fans of the variety!