2012 Pinot Noir
Big Bold Beautiful Estate Pinot Noir
VINEYARD | WINEMAKING | VINTAGE NOTES | STATISTICS
Brilliant bright fruit expression, excellent acidity and an elegant structure showcase dark cherry, lavender and mint that precede earthy forest floor flavors. Delicious now but will improve with 2-4 years of cellaring.
VINEYARD: 2012 Pinot Noir is 100% estate grown from the pommard clone. Agate Ridge is currently growing five acres of Pinot Noir in block 23.
WINEMAKING: Hand harvested then de-stemmed into fermentation bins. Cold soaked for 5 days, then inoculated with RC 212 yeast. Punched down by hand daily during 3 weeks of maceration on skins.
VINTAGE NOTES: The growing season of 2012 was optimum , with long and warm nights leading to a quality harvest. The 2012 wines are fruit forward, lush and well structured.
STATISTICS: pH 3.55 | TA 7.2 | Alc 15.5%
264 Cases Produced
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