Pinot noir 2022
100% Pinot noir
Whole clusters (stems intact) of Pinot noir sealed in a tank (semi-carbonic maceration). After opening the tank, a mixture of punchdowns and pumpovers were used to gently extract tannin and then pressed prior to dryness. The wine aged on fine lees in neutral oak barrique for 9 months before blending and bottling. Unfined. Unfiltered. Sediment expected.
Pinot noir from Hawkeye Ranch, Redwood Valley, Mendocino County; dry-farmed (non-irrigated), practicing organic vineyard; gravelly loam soils.
Pete Johnson’s vineyard pocket in Redwood Valley continues to amaze me. In contrast to our warm and windy vineyards closer to Ukiah, Pete’s Hawkeye Ranch (and nearby Dicesare Vineyard) showcase this area’s dramatic daily temperature inversion, where cool overnight air pools from the mountain slopes into the rolling valley vineyards and provides daily relief, often in excessive of +/- 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Dry farming reduces yield and results in wines that have just the right amount of concentration, even at relatively lower extraction. Our 1960s-era Pinot noir from Hawkeye Ranch is a wine that brings ample California sunshine with restraint.
Production: 98 cases
(June 2023): 12% alc/vol · Free SO2 13 mg/L, Total SO2 37 mg/L · Less than 1 g/L sugar (dry) · All wines are vegan
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