This Pinot Noir (cold fruit, handpicked at night) was de-stemmed and crushed into the press. The fruit was then gently pressed to tank for 100% stainless steel fermentation. A long cold fermentation time preserved the fruity aromatics of this wine.
This Pinot Noir comes from the Bella Sonoma Vineyard, owned by Arturo Ibleto in the heart of the Russian River Valley fog belt. This selection of Pinot Noir was picked earlier than the rest of the vineyard, with higher acidity and lower sugar levels.
Record setting rainfall was followed by a wide variety of weather conditions keeping growers busy. Extreme heat in early September accelerated ripening leading to a hectic harvest producing aromatic, condensed flavors with higher acidity.