2012 Pinot Noir

Paladini Vineyard

Los Carneros, Napa Valley


Once poured, the wine shows great color and extraction. Powerful aromas of crushed strawberries, cherry cola, river rock, and forest floor open up in the glass. Texture is voluminous and silky with notes of cherry, strawberry, and minerals that lace the palate. Solid structure and focused acidity will let this wine age well.


Production Diary



Paladini Vineyards

Napa, California

1 acre yielding 2.2 tons fruit

Clones • 115 & 777



100% native fermentation

T-bins and punchdowns

Extended maceration after primary fermentation

100% native MaloLactic barrel fermentation

Light press



100% French Oak

20% new Damy Rouge

40% 1-year-old Damy barrels

40% neutral

15 months in barrel



Unfined and unfiltered

No adjustments needed



Alcohol • 14.5%

pH • 3.70

TA • 6.0g/L

VA • 0.078



120 Cases



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