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2019 Pinot Noir

2019 Pinot Noir

COMPOSITION: 100% Estate grown Pinot Noir; 5 clones (Pommard, Dijon 114 & 115, swan and "R" clone)

TA: 5.7 g/L
pH: 3.6
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
AGING: 12 months French Oak barrels


Tasting Notes: 

The color of this wine is a beautiful blend of ruby and brick red. On the nose, this wine leads with big red fruit like ripe red cherry, plum and raspberries intertwined with a subtle hint of earthiness. On the palette, dark Bing cherries take center stage, along with flavors of raspberry bramble. The fruit-forward flavors carry over to an enchanting mix of forest floor and wet river bed, which give way to a hint of cherry pie on the finish.

This vintage delivers nice, strong acidity, that enlivens the mouth and gives this wine excellent ageibility. No detectable tannins provide a smooth, elegant finish that lingers softly. Though young, this Pinot Noir possesses great aging potential. Drink now, or lay down for 5-7 years.

The 2019 Pinot Noir is well suited for decanting, which will allow its complex flavors and nuances to fully unfold.


Famed Napa Valley winemaker Cathy Corison summed it up by saying “The 2019 growing season was blissfully unremarkable with a long, cool finish resulting in firm structure wrapped in juicy, complex fruit.”

In farming, nothing beats a boring year. And 2019 was a boring year - no weather anomalies, no extremes, no fires, no surprises arrived in the Napa Valley in 2019.

The season began with abundant rainfall in the winter months. And then throughout spring and early summer, we received mostly breezy, sun-soaked afternoons marked by low humidity. As late summer arrived, we maintained relatively mild conditions, which allowed for extended hang time, preserving the fruit's freshness and finesse. The Pinot Noir harvest commenced on September 19th, bringing a gentle conclusion to the season. The pick went smoothly and we brought in a total of 16 tons of Pinot Noir -- a perfectly average yield from our 8-acre vineyard. The quality fruit of the fruit was outstanding, indicating a highly promising vintage.


Harvest started on September 19, 2019. Grapes were delivered to winery, destemmed, and pumped into stainless-steel tanks to begin a 14-day fermentation on skin and seeds. Wine is fermented dry and then pressed before being pumped into French Oak barrels to finish malolactic fermentation and begin aging. Wine is racked off of the lees three times over 12 months before being blended and bottled.


Pairs well with cheeses like brie, gouda, gruyere, and chèvre. Serve with meats such as duck, lamb, and chicken. Vegetarians should try pairing this wine with eggplant parmesan, mushroom risotto, and a tomato-based vegetable stew. Very tasty with milk chocolate, and fruit or nut-based desserts, especially desserts that include blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, or cherries.

Retail Price: $54.00
Case Price (12 bottles): $648.00

Club Member Price: $45.90
Club Member Case Price (12 bottles): $550.80

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