Medium brick red in color with aromas of vibrant red fruit – cranberry, cherry and raspberry, combined with notes of violets, beetroot, and toasted oak. Fresh on the palate, midweight structure with a long flavorful finish.
Hand-picked from two separate vineyard plots of Pinot Noir which were kept separate in the winery until final blending. The destemmed grapes were cold soaked for four days prior to being allowed to warm up and begin fermentation. Following a total maceration time of 19 days the lots were gently pressed off and racked into barrel, where malo-lactic fermentation took place. After aging fourteen months in premium French oak on their lees, the Pinot Noir barrels that we felt best expressed the 2010 vintage were chosen for this wine. The final blend is a mixture of two vineyard blocks: clone 115 (95%) and clone 777 (5%), each of which showed marked differences prior to blending. Bottled under screwcap, with no fining.
Cooperage: French oak barriques, one-third new oak.
Harvest Dates: September 14, 2010
Residual Sugar: 3.0g/l
Total Acidity: 6.0g/l
Appellation: VQA Lincoln Lakeshore, Jack Rabbit Flats Vineyard
Drinking Best 2013-2016
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