2018 Statement Pinot Noir
Being my first vintage as Head Winemaker, I wanted to reflect in the 2018 Statement Pinot Noir, something along the lines of “I am here! I have arrived!” As a team, we accomplished that. Bursting with dark cherry and juicy red raspberry, the kiss of toasted vanilla and spiced cinnamon sustain a satisfying complexity. This wine floats through your palate like a wave hitting every corner in one cohesive swoop. To me, this wine is a more intimate and thoughtful drinker. I want to share it with friends or family that I haven’t seen in a while, or open it and slowly drink it through the night to see how it progresses and evolves with time and a little air. Use this wine as a gateway to making your own statement- Drink now or age for years to come.
The 2018 vintage was magic. Following the trend of the past several vintages, summer was warm, but nighttime temperatures remained cool, helping the fruit to hold its natural acidity. As harvest approached, temperatures cooled ever so slightly, creating perfect fruit ripening conditions. With no big rainstorms on the horizon, we never had an urgency to pick. Once we started picking fruit, the vintage was slow and consistent with perfect flavors and
lab numbers. The 2018 vintage will produce fantastic wines.