2017 X-Novo Vineyard Pinot Noir
Not Yet Rated | Prior Release: 93 Points Vinous & 92 Points Wine Enthusiast
A concentrated, dark nose of macerated black & blue fruits and notes of brown spices and vanilla. The palate is replete with saturated, juicy, candied red berry character, sweet spices, and silky tannins. This unctuous, bombastic, unabashedly fruit forward and juicy wine finishes vibrantly with mouth watering acidity.
100% X-Novo Vineyard AVA: Eola-Amity • Elevation: 550 Ft. • Exposure: East/ South East • Soils: Volcanic/ decomposed basalt • Clones: Mixed Pinot Noir • Native Yeast Fermentation • Farming Practices: Sustainable This beautiful site high up in the Eola-Amity hills. The mixed bag of 11 different Pinot Noir clones are planted in deep red soils strewn with large basalt rocks. The vineyard yields intense wines with rich blue fruit and silky tannins.
Bottled September 2018 | 100% de-stemmed | 3.40 pH | 5.8 g/L TA | 14.6% ABV | 12 Months in Oak Barrels (0% New Oak)
Only 120 Cases Produced