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2017 Adastra Vineyard Pinot Noir, Los Carneros

2017 Adastra Vineyard Pinot Noir, Los Carneros
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Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Los Carneros Napa Valley
20 months, 67% new French Oak
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Such an alluring deep dark bouquet of blackberry, orange peel, tart cherry, black pepper and cassis. On the palate this wine is broad and rich with a good dose of fine grained tannins, which dance on the palate and continue on to a soft, super flavorful, mouthwatering finish.
92pts IWR
Vineyard Notes
Adastra is a California Certified Organic vineyard situated in the very heart of the Los Carneros appellation. Located in a low spot with cool air flow and very thin, relatively light clay-loam soils, it is a site with naturally low vigor. The inherently low yields produce extraordinary fruit from vines that require little in the way of manipulation, a hallmark of an exceptional vineyard. Chris Thorpe and his son-in-law Edwin Richards do an incredible job of managing this vineyard that produces wines unlike most Los Carneros Pinot noirs.
Production Notes
We harvested Adastra over two days; September 11th and 28th. Feral fermentations started 4-6 days after harvest. This “Méthode Ancienne” bottling was made using the most basic of winemaking techniques, those utilized in Burgundy prior to the age of modern machines. Hand-picked whole clusters were simply piled into a French oak open top fermenter, then subjected to pigeage (treading by foot) several times a day until fermentation was complete. All of the lots underwent extended maceration prior to pressing and barreling. The wine was aged and went through malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels for 21 months. This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Food Pairing Notes
1.5 barrels / 38 cases made