2017 WALT Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir
"Bright, spicy new-oak aromas and flavors light up this full-bodied wine, and it delivers good, ripe cherry and black-plum flavors to balance out the oak. With a little time in the bottle the unique character of the Savoy vineyard should emerge."
Located at the mid-point of Anderson Valley,
just west of the town of Philo.
Exceptional appellation due to its proximity
to the Pacific Ocean
Higher Elevation Vineyards
Develop wines of intriguing tension, with round,
opulent blue fruit characters
|Varietal Composition||100% Pinot Noir|
|Barrel Aging||10 Months in 40% New French Oak (François Frères)|
|Vintage Notes||The 2017 growing season began with significant rainfall, replenishing soils and reservoirs. A summer of gradual warmth indicated a textbook growing season until unpredictable spells of extreme heat throughout September created challenges for many vineyards. This heightened the rate of ripening and flavor development in the grapes. Cooling marine air arrived just in time to bring our vineyards to ideal harvesting conditions resulting in concentrated, rich, and dense wines.|