Potlucks outside on Sunday afternoons, rhubarb hand pies, hot days juxtaposed with cool nights, slightly under-ripe strawberries, silvery minerals, seeing a mandala as the cherry slushie machine goes round and round.
700 - 800ft elevation, own-rooted, dry-farmed, Pinot Noir on loess soils. Farmed without glyphosate, herbicides, or pesticides. Cover crop of native plants / flowers, poppys, root vegetables and edible leafy greens.
Whole cluster Pinot Noir pressed directly on stems with no breaking of the berries prior to going to press. Juice was “browned” at the press pan with no SO2 added and sent directly into a concrete tank where spontaneous fermentation occurred. Malolactic fermentation also occurred naturally, after which the tank was sulfured at 24ppm. Wine was on gross lees until bottling, at which point the wine was racked from concrete and blended into a stainless steel tank. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.