2009 Pinot Noir, 'Center of Effort'
This is the wine which we set out to create, and the wine to which we devote much of our effort and thought. Rigorously farmed on our vineyard estate on a vine by vine basis, harvested in sequential passes over the course of several weeks, we allow the native yeast strains resident on the fruit and in the vineyard to initiate fermentation naturally. A multitude of small-lot fermentations, managed entirely by hand, gives us a huge palette of individual wines from which to select the final blend. Mid-weight and brimming over with true Pinot Noir character, this is a detailed wine with layers that reveal themselves slowly in the glass. Ripe black cherry and wet stone aromas. The rich palate shows ripe plum, black tea, and cola. Evolves slowly; decant and taste over several hours to enjoy the progression of flavors. (278 cases produced)