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2018 Folktale Tondre Grapefield Reserve Pinot Noir
93 Points- Vinous | 91 Points- Wine Enthusiast
Santa Lucia Highlands AVA
16 months in French oak (33% new)
1.5 Ton fermenter, native
Ripe cherry, olallieberry, currant, all spice, cinnamon and cardamom. The palate has a round and rich palate of sweet vanilla and fruit that lingers.
Harvested on 9/5 of 2018, the grapes were sorted three times before being allowed to spontaneously ferment in small batches for around 2.5 weeks. The grapes were hand punched down daily to gently extract color, tannin, and flavors. After fermenting, the grapes were gently basket pressed and racked to French Oak barrels to age. The wine was blended and racked back to barrel in the summer of 2019, and bottled in Jan 2020 (total of 16 months in barrel).
Best to Drink: 2022-2034
146 cases produced
943, Pommard 4, and 115 clone. 41% Whole Cluster