2017 Transverse Pinot Noir
We hold the Transverse blends back a couple more years than most of our releases to allow the complexities of the blend to harmonize and integrate. This wine is really showing a lot of black fruit on the nose right now. Black cherry and blackberry dominate with ripe fig and a twiggy, green tea component that is very attractive. The flavors are more earthy than the nose might suggest. Cigar box and fresh cut cedar come out first and then comes a nice ripe cherry note that brightens as the wine moves across the palate. The many different fermentation lots that went into this blend definitely give this wine a depth and richness that make it a joy to experience as it opens up in your glass. It should age well and continue to evolve for many years.
Clones: 115, 667, 777, 2A, Heritage, Swan Pommard
Vineyards: Cartograph, Choate, Green Ranch, Starscape, Perli
Cases produced: 174 cases