2013 Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir   

The Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir is our vineyard-designate Pinot, crafted from all four clones grown in our estate vineyard in Anderson Valley. It's classicly old-world in style, with bright fruit, subtle earthiness and a hint of oak intermingling.

Fruit arrives from the vineyard via tractor. It is hand-sorted, then added to fermentation bins with 40% whole clusters. We have never inoculated on-site, using only native yeast and native malolactic strains. Punch-downs were done by hand, and after being pressed in a wooden basket press, the wine was aged in French oak barrels until ready to bottle unfined and unfiltered.

This and all our wines are labeled with both ingredients and “suitable for vegetari-ans and vegans.”

Reviews

9/10 - Vinography.com    pdf

Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition    pdf

91 points - PinotFile    pdf