THIS VINTAGE’S GRAPES:
In 2018 we selected grapes from Monterey, Sonoma and Yolo counties to create a full bodied Pinot Noir The 2018 growing season in California was moderate, providing consistent growing conditions and cool temperatures After experiencing spring rain and intermittent heat in June, harvest in Sonoma County started two weeks later than usual and produced increased yields of densely flavored fruit In Yolo County, harvest yields were slightly smaller than the previous vintage The 2018 growing season in Monterey County returned to a typical cool, coastal climate with longer hangtimes and optimal phenolic development Each lot was made separately and blended together in Sonoma County at our Healdsburg winery.
54% Monterey County: Monterey County fruit imparts incredible finesse, bright notes of ripe red cherry with a great acidity for lift.
34% Sonoma County: Sonoma County fruit enhances this Pinot Noir with firm structure and dark cherry, cranberry and lavender characteristics.
12% Yolo County: Yolo County is known for rich soil, warm days and mild Delta breezes. The quality fruit from this region imparts rich, concentrated flavors.
WHAT IT TASTES LIKE:
Ghost Pines Pinot Noir is a bright, more robust expression of the varietal Wisps of dried rose petal and pomegranate greet the nose, leading to layers of wild blackberry and cherry compote Oak aging delivers notes of vanilla, roasted coffee beans and dark cocoa with dashes of spice The mouthfeel is round, plush and polished, with a medium intensity that follows straight through to a delicious finish.
- VARIETAL CONTENT:
- 98% Pinot Noir
- 2% Syrah
- ALCOHOL LEVEL: 14.1 %
- TITRATABLE ACIDITY: 5.3g/L
- pH: 3.74