2013 Transverse Pinot Noir
So much of what we do and stand for is all about trying to craft a wine that is an expression of the vineyard where the grapes are grown. This wine comes from a completely different point of view. What if we ignored all boundaries of vineyard and even appellation to craft a wine that we feel is the absolute best expression of the Pinot noir grape from all our vineyard sources? What you get is an incredibly complex but also wonderfully balanced wine that we hold to allow it to reach optimal aromatics and balance before releasing.
The nose on this wine is very rich and inviting with Bing cherry, fennel, mushroom and forest floor. There is also a savory note that brings to mind roasted root vegetables. The wine has gained palate weight with time in bottle. Rich dark fruit with a lot of ripe black cherry and a complex blend of baking spices and opulent tannins that leads to a long finish. (Updated 1.25.20 - Alan)
Vineyards: Choate Vineyard, Floodgate Vineyard, Leonardo Julio Vineyard, Mariah Vineyard, Perli Vineyard
Pinot clones: 115, 2A, 667, 777, Heritage, Pommard, Swan
Cases produced: 165 cases