September 24, 2008: 27% Atwater Vineyards and September 26, 2008: 46% Sawmill Creek Vineyards-Hector, NY and 27% Leidenfronst Vineyards-Hector, NY
HARVEST BRIX: 20.5˚ (SCV AND AEV) AND 19.4˚ (LV)
10 months—(10% new French oak/ 90% - 6 yr. French oak—neutral barrels)
September 18, 2009
Pinot Noir 2008
Club Exclusive - Limited Quantities!
Limit 2, discounts do not apply
This wine’s velvety cherry and sandalwood mouth-feel delicately wraps it’s alluring tastes upon your palate. Perfectly complimentary with food, try with game bird.
GROWING CONDITIONS: A hot and dry summer with drought-like conditions was followed by late season rainfall. A mild fall with sun-filled days and cool nights coaxed the grapes to optimum ripeness and deep dark color.
Yeast strains used were WE372, Harmony and RB2. The fermentation of the grapes was a combination of 1-ton bins (punch down), tank (pump over) and Ferment-A-Bag.