2014 Solomon Hills Pinot Noir
Coming off of the third year of drought, the Central Coast wine region was expecting to see lower yields with struggling vines. Much to our surprise the vines responded well to the sunny winter and spring days, and were very productive. Although it was a very dry year we saw brilliant sunshine through the growing season with early harvest dates. The 2014 vintage turned out to be great, with good yields and intense flavors
The grapes were hand harvested, then fermented with native yeast in small open-top fermenters. After fourteen days the wines were pressed, settled overnight, and racked by gravity to the barrel cellar. This wine was aged for 14 months without racking in French oak, 30% new.