2018 WALT Savoy Pinot Noir
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
Brilliant ruby in color, the wine opens with perfumed aromas of lavender, blueberry, and rose hips. Elegant and finessed on the palate, the vibrancy of the fruit is balanced by a delicious tension driven by 30% whole cluster fermentation. Flavors of cherry, freshly turned earth, and smokey oak barrel leads to a lingering finish.
Savoy Vineyard is located at the midpoint of the Anderson Valley, just west of the town of Philo. Three distinctive vineyard blocks of different clones Dijon 115, Pommard, and Martini are blended together to create a harmony demonstrating the greatness of this famous Anderson Valley vineyard.
|100% Pinot Noir
|10 months in 32% New French Oak(François Frères)
|Following a series of warm, early harvests, this year’s growing season returned to a slower rhythm, allowing grapes to ripen gently with deep flavors. Our growers spent the summer and fall manicuring the vine canopies to provide the grapes enough shade from the sun while also preparing adequate airflow to deter mold. When Mother Nature did throw a couple of unpredictable systems at us, we were able to weather the storms and harvest exceptional fruit!