2015 Cattrall Vineyard Pinot Noir
"Dark ruby red with vibrant magenta and pink hues on the rim, still showing plenty of youth in the glass. On the nose, a combination of ripe black cherry, blackberry and pomegranate co-mingle with cocoa, mushroom soup and a touch of stemmy forest floor. Fresh red flowers are blended with the earth notes, but find harmony together to accent the powerful fruit character. The ripeness and power of the vintage come through with density, richness and power in the glass. The oak component is also more pronounced with flavors of sweet vanilla, cedar, spice and charred wood. The wine is generous in the mouth with bold tannins, bright acidity and a structured finish." - Brett Zimmerman, Master Sommelier
94 cases produced.
The fruit was 100% destemmed with a high percentage of whole berries to 1.5 ton fermenters. Six day cold soaks ensured gentle yet thorough extraction of color and flavor. The small lots were fermented with BRG and BGY strain yeast for ten days and hand punched two to three times daily. The wine was aged twenty months in mixed French cooperage two years old before being blended and bottled. This wine was minimally processed from 100% free run juice without fining or filtration.