This single vineyard Pinot is made only in the best vintages from selected clonal parcels of fruit across the home blocks in the Hope Vineyard, certified organic since 2011.
Fruit was hand harvested and chilled overnight, pressed, briefly settled and run to French oak barriques (15% new), where it remained for 10 months, naturally completing malo during the following spring. The selected batches were blended and allowed to rest in tank before bottling un-fined and only lightly filtered.
Bright, floral and light spice notes with a hint of youthful reduction on the nose. The palate is full and richly fruited showing dark cherry and red plum. Notable structure is nicely imbedded from start to end. There’s a generous, joyous character and energy to the wine with balance between grip, freshness and bright lush fruit.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Hope Vineyard Pinot Noir contains 30% whole bunches so its showing a bit of steaminess at this early point in its evolution. But they add attractive spice and tea elements to the cherry fruit in this medium-bodied wine. It’s silky in feel yet firm, hinting at roses on the long, elegant finish. 92 pts.
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