2013 Reserve Pinot Noir

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This special wine is consistently well received by the wine press for it's exceptional quality, and it's also the first view of our bold new Reserve-level label, dedicated for our most highly regarded wines. Since this vintage of our Reserve Pinot Noir was limited in production, it is available for a limited time only. This luxurious wine is meant to be shared and celebrated, but it's very popular and sells out quickly - so grab a few bottles while you can!

Tasting Notes

This wine’s striking, forceful black label and waxed top belie the elegance within. Equal parts power and finesse, this very limited Pinot Noir is at home with a wide variety of foods. Its black cherry and red plum aromas and flavors are complementd by notes of herbs, flowers, and minerality. Its mid-weight tannins, refreshing acidity, and warm vanillin-oak provide a long finish and suggest that short-term cellaring will bring even more character to the fore.   


Hand harvested, destemmed whole berry directly into the fermentor, cold soaked at 55 degrees until the onset of a robust native fermentation, then inoculated and fermented to a peak temperature of 85 degrees, punched down by hand 3 times a day, pressed off at 0 degrees Brix and transferred to barrel after 2 days of settling - all techniques to maintain optimum aroma and flavor. 100% malolactic fermentation in barrel. No racking until bottling time. Cooperage 100% French oak, 33% new for 16 months. Mercier, Francois Freres and Billon barels; Vosges and Allier forests, predominantly medium-plus toast levels.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 14.2%

Cooperage: French oak 38% new, 18 months

Production: 116

2013 Reserve Pinot Noir