ROAR 2017 PINOT NOIR GARYS’ VINEYARD
Grapes were harvested between September 1st-12th at 25-29 brix. The juice spent 26-31 days on the skins before being pressed to French oak barrels for 10 months aging. The wine was racked once, and bottled unfiltered and unfined in July 2018.
Combines classic leather, dark fruit and earth with cherry cream, cola, and sage-like chaparral. The herb and leather elements bring balance to a palate full of dense berry and jam. Toasty oak notes extend through the finish, and as it opens up, this wine continues to reward the palate with a seamless, complex expression of Garys’ Vineyard and the cooler end of the Santa Lucia Highlands.
Cases Produced: 755
Clones: Calera, Pisoni
Cooperage: 100% French, 68% new – Cadus, Ermitage, Francois Freres, Latour, Remond, Seguin Moreau