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Pinot Noir

Hyde Vineyard
Carneros, Napa Valley

Garnet with a deep violet core, the 2016 Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir is refinement, balance, restraint, and precision encapsulated in a single wine. Elegant aromas of confiture, Rainier cherry, iron and clay waft delicately from the glass. On the palate, high-toned wild berry, savory game, and a touch of clove are framed by ultrafine-grained tannins and bright acidity. Try with thinly sliced saucisson sec, or a classic duck confit salad with peppery arugula. Serve at 50°-55° F.

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Harvest Date September 7th

Growing Season Relative to the preceding three years, the 2016 growing season was notably cooler, with lower than average daytime highs and colder nights. Though harvest commenced a week earlier than typical, the weather remained stable throughout the ripening phase with no significant heat spikes. The result was balanced fruit of optimal quality and a short harvest period, concluding within a two to three-week timeline.


Hand-sorted while still cold from the field
9% whole cluster inclusion
Fermented in small, open-top stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
5-6 day cold soak, 14 day maceration
Gentle punchdowns
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel
Aged 10 months in French oak barrels; 59% new
Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Francois Frères, Louis Latour
Bottled unfined and unfiltered

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