2019 Pinot Noir, Ram's Gate Estate 1.5L
Blended from four different lots on our estate vineyard, the core of the wine is built around a small subsection of our older vines that find footing in gravel soils—a unique soil for the area. There, the vine roots reach nearly 4 feet down, the clusters are miniature, and the resulting wines are without question, the most concentrated.
Fermented completely natively, the 2019 Estate Pinot Noir on the nose is driven by açai berry, cocoa, and blood orange. With varying whole- cluster percentages based on orientation and vine age on our Estate, the resulting wine is complemented by baking spice and white pepper. On the palate, the naturally higher-acid fruit drives the wine, while the weight and concentration are felt on the mid-palate accelerating nicely into a long, satisfying finish.