A medium-bodied Pinot Noir with notes of dark cherry and black tea with savory herbs and spice.
Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard: Spear Vineyard Estate
Location: Santa Barbara County, CA
Production: 775 cases
Light to medium-bodied, red-fruited with a nose of dark cherry, black tea and subtle spice. The palate has notes of brandied cherry and savory herbs.
Hand harvested, 95% destemmed and 5% whole crushed to 1.5 ton open-top fermenters with no SO2 added and a 3-day cold soak. After primary fermentation wine is racked to neutral 228L French oak barrels, then returned to tanks for settling. Undergoes full malolactic fermentation by naturally occurring bacteria and matured 8 months in barrel.
Spear Vineyard Estate is a CCOF Certified Organic vineyard on Tierra loam soils.