2015 Pinot Noir

A positively lovely color in the glass leads to a nose of ripe strawberries, fine tea leaves, and dried violets.  The silky palate is brushed with pomegranate, juicy strawberries, and a delicate touch of maple, followed by a graceful, elegant finish.  220 cases produced. 13.1% abv.

Vintage

2015 we began to emerge from the drought with 22.9 inches of rainfall (80% of average). The warm summer stressed the vines early which accelerated ripening and concentrated the fruit flavors in the grapes.   Harvest was fast and furious; we picked our first grapes August 17 (Pinot Noir) and our last on September 30 (Cabernet Franc), with the last wines pressed off October 12 to complete crush 2015.