Passion Pinot Noir 2019
Passion is a supple, new world Pinot with a light color and an inviting “rose petal and soft cherry” nose.
Beautiful fruit approach with a darkness - blueberry character then the beautiful Pinot Noir - very satisfying perfect balance of acidity coats the mouth - a lovely luscious Pinot.
Only 520 cases produced.
The 2018 season was seamless with heavenly hangtime and phenomenal phenolic development. February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set.
Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions as the fruit developed flavor complexity, approaching maturity with gradual increases in sugar levels, reaching optimal balance of brix and pH levels at harvest.
French oak for 12 months - 33% new, 33% one use, balance neutral.