Rapture Pinot Noir 2019
A Pinot Noir resulting from warm summer days tempered by cool San Francisco Bay breezes to build complexity into a mouth-filling Pinot.
The name Rapture is indicative of being carried away by ecstasy in tasting this overwhelming Pinot Noir.
You’ll get a sense of the soil by tasting this wine with its little spicy and earthy touches. Tight in the mouth with notes of berries and herbs, rather than anything deeper and more opulent. This low-alcohol wine is a little more traditional Burgundian than the more fruit-forward Pinot from the Russian River Valley.
Only420 cases produced.
Following good winter rainfall and a cool spring, the 2019 summer growing season was near-perfect. Fortunately, the rain came when the flowers budded minimizing any shatter issues. The cool spring slowed down some of the fruit growth allowing the grapes time to develop and ripen, then the hotter August temperatures provided the right amount of stress at the right time for flavor development.
Some new French oak with the majority being neutral Burgundy barrels.