2018 Pinot Noir, 'Walala', Sonoma Coast Magnum
Winemaker’s Vineyard Notes: Located in Annapolis sitting high up on a knoll where you can see the Pacific on a clear day. Soils are a blend of alluvial and Goldridge loam. Mix of Dijon clones. Normal spring, solid set, warm summer, above average yields, later harvest.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Stainless steel fermented, aged for 16 months sur lees in 100% French oak; 35% new oak. Bottled unfined, unfiltered. Ruby red in color. Big, perfumey nose of ripe Bing cherry & rose petal, and hints of vanilla. Secondary aromas of orange pekoe tea & forest floor. Medium-bodied flavors of ripe dark cherry & rhubarb. Long finish with bright plum & raspberry, and baker’s chocolate framed by soft tannins.
Harvest Date: September 18, 2018