"The yin to the Old Wente clone’s yang, 2011 Jayson Pinot Noir "Pommard 4 Clone" is a pure expression of the classic French Clone grown at a high elevation on the rugged Sonoma Coast. A vibrant nose redolent of wild strawberry, sandalwood, yew berry and incense, it is generous on the palate delivering bright notes of rhubarb, ripe plum, and a velvety soft finish.” – Kale Anderson, Director of Winemaking March 2013
100% Pinot Noir
- Kale Anderson
- September 24 to October 18, 2011
- August 21, 2012
- 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.