||September 18, 22, 26 & 30, 2014
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast, April 2017
91 Points, Tasting Panel, Anthony Dias Blue
This is now the third release of this spectacular single-vineyard Pinot Noir from our estate vineyard at the winery that is named in honor of the mothers of Joe Anderson and Mary Dewane. Only Heirloom Pinot Noir clones were chosen for this intense but delicate Pinot Noir.
The grapes are harvested at night and the fruit is rigorously hand sorted prior to partial destemming. Then the fruit is berry selected before open top fermentation. With ideal fruit and stem maturity, we decided for the third year to ferment several clones with ~25% whole cluster for this vintage. Cold soaked for 8 days, indigenous yeast fermentation lasted for almost two weeks, Aged in 36% new French Oak for 16 months.