2019 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. Rainy winter & spring, mild summer with a few heat spikes in low to mid 90s. normal yields.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Stainless steel fermented, aged for 16 months sur lees in 100% French oak; 35% new oak. Bottled unfined, unfiltered. Gorgeous shade of ruby in color. Pretty & floral with ripe raspberry and mint. Perfumey notes of bay with orange pekoe tea, hints of Swiss mocha & forest floor. Medium-bodied flavors of Bing cherry gives way to a long finish of wild strawberry and baker’s chocolate framed by fine tannins.
Harvest Date: September 19th, 2019