2020 Club Exclusive Classic Clones Pinot Noir
Our newest Club Exclusive Pinot Noir showcases the clonal diversity of the varietal planted across our estate vineyard. This wine features three of the classic Dijon clones of Burgundy: 777, 667, and 115.The initial aromatics are restrained, showing rose petals and fennel notes but evolve to reveal red fruit and cola as the wine opens up. On the palate, the refined tannins support flavors of cherry, slightly steeped black tea, and earth, which carry through to a very long finish.
The 2020 vintage will be one of the most memorable in our history. Rainfall during bloom coupled with cool temperatures set the stage for a historically low fruit set. The summer was delightfully moderate, and by the end of August, concentrated juice from tiny grape berries was intense with robust flavors. Harvest kicked off on August 28 and continued beautifully through Labor Day. Then, we experienced a freak windstorm that resulted in wildfires due to hot temperatures and arid conditions. Our team decided to continue with harvest to preserve our grapes. Meticulous sorting and attentive winemaking were essential to achieving our quality standards. We are fortunate to have some of the finest wine we can produce in bottle.