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.
2014 meteorological data: A temperate and consistent growing season. 2014's mild winter and late spring rains promted early bud break and a warm summer encouraged excellent fruit set with even ripening and an early harvest.
soil type: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff
Harvested with 25.2 °Bx | pH 3.65 | TA 6.4 g/L
Bottled on June 2016 | 13.5% alc.