District 7 Pinot Noir 2018
Monterey - VINEYARDS Of all the grape varieties, Pinot Noir is perhaps the most sensitive to its terroir. It responds to every fold in the earth and every suggestion in the weather. We harvest 100% of our Pinot Noir from sites located on the northern benches of Montereys Salinas Valley. Here the cool, windy, foggy conditions produce wines of great character, texture and structure.
WINEMAKING Each of our estate vineyards is harvested block by block based on flavor and ripeness rather than statistical analysis. Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were destemmed, crushed and fermented in open-top fermenters. Regular punch downs of the cap over the 2-3 weeks of fermentation and maceration ensured full extraction of the color and flavors. The wine was aged with a combination of new and seasoned oak to retain the fruit and enhance complexity.
TASTING NOTES This is arguably the most complex Pinot Noir we have ever produced at District 7. It delivers the subtle elegance that can only come from sustainably farmed, cold-climate vineyards. Key aromatics include plums, cherries, cassis, vanilla and forest. The palate is rich, smooth and silky with intimations of toast and earth in the finish. This is the perfect wine to serve with salmon, pork, lamb or soft cheeses.
USA > California > Monterey
Alc.: 13.5 % ABV
100% Pinot Noir