2010 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. French Montmorency cherries and baking spice on the nose, with a complex, mouth-filling palate. Ripe black fruits character and a suggestion of supple leather and cigar in the background. Our richest offering of Pinot Noir to date, much will be gained by decanting ahead of service. (Only 452 cases were produced)