2011 Jayson Pinot Noir Old Wente Clone

"Telling a distinctly different, complementary story to the Pommard 4, our 2011 Jayson Pinot Noir "Old Wente Clone" Sonoma Coast evokes aromas of black cherry cola, delicate musk, blond tobacco and licorice root. The palate is focused with notes of Bing cherry, spice and plum with a touch of minerality to support balanced acidity and a clean finish.”  – Kale Anderson, Director of Winemaking March 2013

Composition

100% Pinot Noir

Winemaking

Winemaker:
Kale Anderson
Alcohol:
14.9%
Harvested:
September 24 to October 1, 2011
Bottled:
August 21, 2012
Released:
April 29, 2013

The grape clusters were hand-sorted, and once de-stemmed, the berries were sorted again by hand on the way to tank. After four to five days of pre-fermentation cold maceration in small open-top fermentors, the fruit began 100% native yeast fermentation. Two to three weeks later, the fruit was gently pressed and moved to barrel where it finished primary and secondary fermentations. The wine continued to age in 67% new French oak for twelve months and it was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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