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2019 Adastra Vineyard Pinot Noir, Los Carneros Napa Valley

2019 Adastra Vineyard Pinot Noir, Los Carneros Napa Valley
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Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Los Carneros Napa Valley
19 months, 60% new French Oak
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Tasting Notes
She’s a big girl that wants all your attention! Captivating aromas of raspberry, cinnamon spice, pomegranate and chocolate covered cherries are just the beginning of this gem; darker notes of black pepper, black cherry and a rich, viscous, voluptuous umami sensation fills your mouth with the rich, complex, mouthwatering texture, the assertive tannins that persist, this wine just lingers on and on… it will continue to delight for many years to come.
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 in late September. Feral fermentations started about a week after harvest and a whole cluster component of 25% kept fermentations slow and steady. 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, including François Frères, Rousseau, Dargaud et Jaegle, Marcel Cadet and Remond for 18 months.
12 barrels / 298 cases produced