2019 Pinot Noir, Ram's Gate Estate
The final blend was assembled from four different lots; however, the core of the wine is built around a small subsection of our older vines that find footing in gravel soils—a unique soil for the area. There, the vine roots reach nearly 4 feet down, the clusters are miniature, and the resulting wines are without question, the most concentrated.
Fermented completely natively, the nose is driven by açai berry, cocoa, and blood orange. On the palate, the naturally higher-acid fruit drives the wine, while the weight and concentration are felt on the mid-palate accelerating nicely into a long, satisfying finish. This wine embraces the vintage perfectly and we are incredibly proud of the final product and look forward to its future in bottle.