2014 Pinot Noir, Platt Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
“Crushed flowers, sweet red cherries, licorice, mint and dried herbs are some of the signatures in the 2014 Pinot Noir Platt Vineyard…” – Antonio Galloni, vinous, February 2016
2014 was another classic vintage. A mild winter and spring caused an early bud break followed by consistent temperatures throughout the summer, promoting even ripening. We had ample hang time which in turn yielded intense varietal character and a rich texture.
As is traditional in Burgundy, we use an anaerobic approach to preserving the freshness and fruit characteristics of our Pinot Noir. It was aged sur lies with monthly bâtonnage and spent thirteen months in 30% new French barrels (François Frères) and previously used Chardonnay barrels. Lightly fined with egg whites, this Platt Vineyard Pinot was bottled unfiltered in January, 2016.
One of our coolest sites, Platt Vineyard yeilds are low due to typically poor weather at bloom coupled with incredibly small berries and clusters. The combination produces a Pinot of uncommon density and structure. This wine will benefit from a few years in your cellar.