100% Pinot Noir
60% New, 40% Second French oak
Medium toast: Allier, Vosges and Tronçais Forests
Barrel Aging: 16 Months
Our Confluence Vineyard Pinot Noir is highlighted by soft, supple tannins and a delicious mix of red and blue fruit. On the palate, it delivers beautiful layers of Bing cherry and Asian plum that are underscored by subtle notes of anise, violet and sarsaparilla. Characterized by a wonderfully long finish, this wine has a suede-like texture, with the firmness of leather and the softness of velvet
An extremely dry winter was followed by just enough spring rain to carry us through to a successful harvest. With very few frost days, the fruit set was excellent throughout our estate vineyards. To ensure a perfectly sized, well-balanced crop we were very active in fruit dropping. The remaining clusters were compact, with the abundant small berries that are perfect for high-quality wine. We started harvest 10 days earlier than normal, during a period of ideal temperate weather that allowed us to pick at a leisurely pace, while ensuring optimal ripeness. The resulting wines are marked by a complexity only achieved in cooler years with coursing acidity, beautiful high-toned fruit and nuanced minerality.