2013 pinot noir van der kamp vineyard
A medium ruby color introduces a complex bouquet dominated by aromas of smoked meats, petrol, and well-worn leather.
These are softened by aromas of cranberry, pomegranate, and a sweet floral component. Similar flavors decorated with a tar or resin characteristic sweep across the palate. Chewy tannins and a mineral-laced finish hint at its mountainside origins. Designed to age, this wine should provide an exceptional drinking experience for the next 8-10 years.
AVA: Sonoma Mountain
Vineyard Source: Van der Kamp
Clone: Dijon clones 777, 828, and a selection of La Tache
Harvest Dates: September 7, 11, and 15, 2013
Harvest Brix: 22.0 ̊ Brix, 24.8 ̊ Brix and 24 ̊ Brix
Barrel Aged: 11 months
Barrel Breakdown: 100% French Oak 25% new, 25% used once 50% used for 4 previous vintages
Bottling Date: August 7th, 2014
Production: 102 cases
TA: 5.4 g/L