2018 Walala Vineyard Pinot Noir

2018 Walala Vineyard Pinot Noir

The Walala Vineyard sits at the crown of the Pacific Coast hills, surrounded by 20,000 acres of pine and redwood forest. The vines sit above the fog, allowing the fruit to consistently ripen in the cool, coastal breezes. The 2018 vintage is characterized by fresh violet and Honeybush on the nose, with raspberry tartlets and toasted Hibiscus leaf on the palate. This vintage epitomizes the elegance and beauty that is the hallmark of the Walala Vineyard.

Club Release: Monday, August 3rd
Allocation Release: Tuesday, August 18th
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2018 was one of those magical years. With a mild spring, the early growing season plodded along at a relatively normal pace. Once the berries set, we knew we had a healthy and full crop. So full, in fact, we did a number of fruit-thinning passes to reduce load on the vines. Even with this, we were happy to see an above average harvest with superb quality. We started picking in earnest after Labor Day, with cool, fall weather that allowed us to transfer the grapes in a calm and measured pace. All in all, 2018 will go down as a year to remember, with wines of true depth and power.
Year
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Soil
Goldridge fine sandy loam + gravelly Hugo Loam
Titratable Acidity
6.4 g/L
pH
3.5
Aging
15 months | 100% French Oak, 60% New
Fermentation
13 days | Open top fermentors
Alcohol %
13.9
Production
410 Cases
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