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2018 Folktale Whole Cluster Pinot Noir

93 Points- Vinous | 94 Points-Wine Enthusiast

2018 Folktale Whole Cluster Pinot Noir
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Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Santa Lucia Highlands AVA
5.8 g/L
16 months in French oak
1.5 Ton fermenter, native
Bottling Date
Jan 2020
Alcohol %
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Floral Hibiscus, lavender, and dried cranberry aromas are met with a Redwood forest floor and graphite nose. On the palate, juicy cherry fruit carries a long and savory finish that evolves beautifully.
Vineyard Notes
Tondre Grapefield and Escolle Vineyard
Production Notes
Harvested between 9/5 and 9/20 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).
Winemaker Notes
Best to Drink: 2022-2038
144 cases produced
Other Notes
943, Pommard 4, 777 and 2A clones. 92% Whole Cluster