2016 River Myst Haven Pinot
100% Pinot Noir
We pick at a lower brix level to retain a nice acidity in the finished wine. The grapes are harvested by hand in the cold, foggy, early morning hours. We destem but do not crush the grapes. From there, the wine goes to a stainless steel tank at 50 degrees to cold soak for 4 days. After that, the tank is allowed to naturally warm up as the native fermentation starts. Fermentation takes around 10 days and then we gently drain and press off the skins. The wine is put directly to a mix of new and used French oak barrels where it stays for 11 months until being bottled unfinedand unfiltered.
The nose starts out with aromas of black cherry, currant, sandalwood
Composition: 100% Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Single
vineyard; multiple blocks
** Expected to hold well through 2024.
Bottled: July 2016
Open top fermentation.
Aged 10 months in 100% French oak (25% new oak)
Finished Wine Details
Titratable Acidity: 6.3 g/L
Retail: $52 suggested retail price (SRP) per bottle