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.
2016 meteorological data: Sonoma's third consecutive warm winter prompted an early start to the growing season. March frosts slightly thinned what would become a warm, healthy vintage. As harvest started early in August, the weather cooled and fruit quality soared, prompting a balanced and beautiful vintage.
soil type: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff
Harvested with 22.9 °Bx | pH 3.64 | TA 5.8 g/L