2016 Delaney Vineyard Pinot Noir
Duck Pond Cellars
Notes of candied cherry and vanilla permeate the nose, with ripe black cherries, caramel and subtle spice on the palate. A full complement of tannin and great acidity help shape this wine which is drinking well now and will continue into the next 5 years.
Vineyard practices are the leading factor in high quality fruit, and the Vineyard management follows a strict regime. Shoot thinning is performed early in the year; after fruit set, leaves are removed in the fruit zone on the east side of the vines. Later, the clusters are counted and thinned to a maximum of 28 clusters per vine. Once the grapes have achieved 75% color, a final cluster thinning is performed to remove any green or second crop clusters. The average yield is 2 tons per acre.
Selected from two exceptional blocks on this 85-acre property, fermented with 30% whole cluster, then aged in 55% new French oak. 250 Cases produced
The Delaney Pinot Noir is the most unique of the Pinots crafted in our 2016 lineup. Dark and brooding, mysterious and multi-layered; you have to dig deep to see all the nuances this wine has to offer-experiencing it over an hour or two.