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

 

FRUIT

Paladini Vineyards

Napa, California

1 acre yielding 2.2 tons fruit

Clones • 115 & 777

 

FERMENTATION

100% native fermentation

T-bins and punchdowns

Extended maceration after primary fermentation

100% native MaloLactic barrel fermentation

Light press

 

BARRELS

100% French Oak

20% new Damy Rouge

40% 1-year-old Damy barrels

40% neutral

15 months in barrel

 

BOTTLING

Unfined and unfiltered

No adjustments needed

 

LAB

Alcohol • 14.5%

pH • 3.70

TA • 6.0g/L

VA • 0.078

 

PRODUCTION

120 Cases

 

 

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