The rhyolitic soils of the coolest, lowest block on the Scribe farm give our Estate Pinot its distinctive power and structure. It’s a sharp counterpart to our Carneros Pinot, considering the vinification methods are essentially the same. Fermented with native yeasts in concrete and stainless steel, the wine is then aged in neutral oak barrels for six months and remains unfiltered before bottling. A bold representation of what our land here in Sonoma naturally expresses, and vice versa.
2013 meteorological data: A classically warm and balanced Spring with early bud break. Cooler temperatures moving into the fall allowed for extended hang time and complexity without high sugar levels.
soil type: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff
Harvested from September 9 - 21 | 22.5 °Bx | pH 3.70 | TA 6.0 g/L
Bottled on May 2, 2014 | 13.5% alc.