2017 Cresta Velia Pinot Noir

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2017 Cresta Velia Pinot Noir

The only vintage smaller than  2017 was 2015 when we received no fruit at all. Since our entire 2017 production was a barrel and a half we decided to not use any new oak which allowed the site and the purity of the fruit to take center stage. This was the earliest we have ever picked this site as we wanted to get out in front of the Labor Day weekend heat spike. The fruit was fully destemmed and was on skins for 15 days. Aromatically the wine is slower to evolve than in past vintages but when it does it really steps on the gas. You are greeted with hints of pomegranate, bing cherry, burnt orange peel and smoke. The wine is rich and dark fruited without tasting heavy as the higher acidity in this years version helps keep it a bit more spry than the 2016. We believe the wine will be showing more complexity in a few months and recommend starting off your summer with Cresta Velia Pinot Noir.

  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • clones 115 and 667
  • 100% french oak barrels--100% used
  • unfined and unfiltered

33 cases