2016 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

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2016 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir


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Vintage Summary

The 2016 growing season was characterized by better than average winter rainfall returning to the Santa Cruz Mountains (over 40” in parts) because of the persistent El Nino conditions. Even though rainfall was abundant, yields were kept in check by the cool spring flowering conditions. Cool nights were the norm throughout August, and allowed the grapes to ripen slowly. The grapes were harvested on a foggy morning of September 12th.


The grapes were picked by hand, sorted in the field. At the winery the grapes were hand sorted into a 1 ton fermenter, without destemming. Pumped over once daily, pressed after a 9 day fermentation. Elevage in old (10 years) puncheons for 18 months. Racked to stainless just before bottling. Unfined, unfiltered. Bottled February 19th, 2018. 70 cases produced.

Wine Stats

Brix at harvest: 22.0

Titratable Acidity: 6.8 g/L

pH: 3.81

Residual Sugar: 0.0 g/L

Alcohol: 12.5%