Pinot Noir Toyon Vineyard Napa Valley 2013
About This Wine
On the nose: beautiful touches of geraniums, lavender, roses, English candies with touches of raspberries, cherries, clay, paprika
On the palate: fresh entrance evolving on raspberry, red cherry with touches of star fruit, red currant, orange peel
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Fermentation: 100% stainless steel
Aging: 14 months in French oak, 25% new, 75% 1 to 2 year old barrels
"Overall 2013 was a typical Napa vintage. We had limited rain and a quite a bit of heat. This forced us to be creative in protecting the fruit from heat and sun exposure through canopy management and irrigation. The red wines in 2013 are ripe and big. Because it was a hot year in Napa, we reached the sugar ripeness quickly but had to wait a little for the tannins to ripen. Because the rain never came, we were able to pick when we wanted. This gave us wines with a very concentrated profile on both aromas and tannins."