Mount Carmel Vineyard, 2014
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The grapes for this bottling of Pinot Noir hail from Mt Carmel Vineyard on the western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Upon delivery to the winery, the grapes were gently de-stemmed, then cold soaked before the onset of fermentation. The fermenting must was then punched down by hand twice each day. The new wine was then aged in a mixture of new and older French oak barrels for 11 months prior to being bottled without filtration. Only 144 cases were produced.
Optimum Storage Conditions:
Constant temperature, 55-58° f, darkness
To enjoy young fruit aromas, consume within 1-2 years of bottling date. For extended aging under ideal conditions, consume within 2-5 years of bottling date.
Mount Carmel (100%)
Alcohol: 13.8%, pH: 3.44, ta: 0.688 g/100ml