CUVÉE 2019 3-Pack
The 2019 vintage had a late harvest, but it unfolded nicely. The steady, moderate weather created almost perfect growing conditions allowing us to make calculated picking decisions. Usually, we see a wider range of picking dates at the various vineyard sites; however, in 2019, all the blocks were picked within two weeks of each other. The 1772 Cuvée is a blend of extraordinary Pinot Noir lots from appellations across California. This wine represents a precise collaboration that showcases and preserves the unique character of each region.
As usual, all our Pinot Noir lots are destemmed, the fruit is then sorted and goes into stainless steel open top tanks for primary fermentation. Depending on the lot, it stays in tank for 15 to 21 days and is then pressed off and barreled down for aging. The usual aging time for our Pinot Noir is nine months. To showcase the purity of the fruit and minimize oak impact, we used 16% new and 25% one year old French oak.
Nose: Youthful, powerful aromas of blackberry, blueberry, cassis and fig accented by notes of baking cocoa, fennel, cardamom, black pepper, and tobacco.
Palate: Full bodied with firm tannins. Similar concentrated ripe fruits alongside Italian leather, dark chocolate, and balsamic reduction flavors and a lovely savory quality.