2021 Pinot Noir
August 1 - Sept. 10th 2021
French and American Oak
First Bottling - May 2022
The majority of our 2021 Pinot Noir came from estate vineyards in Lodi, CA with the balance cultivated in our River Junction appellation.
We harvested fruit for our 2021 Pinot Noir between August 1st and Sept. 10th with an average Brix of 25.2. After 6-9 days of fermentation on the skins, the must was pressed and the resulting wine finished fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine was then aged on new and used French Oak for 6 months. Our blend is predominantly Pinot Noir with a small amount of Petit Verdot and Teroldego added in for texture and color.
Our 2021 Pinot Noir is light purple in color and is bursting with aroma and flavor, leading with ripe red cherry, strawberry cream, and raspberry notes. The wine is silky on the palate with red fruit and vanilla undertones, culminating in a clean, lasting finish.