This Pinot Noir has a smooth and elegant mouthfeel, with flavors of black cherry, dark plum and ground spices complemented by nuances of forest floor, a rich mouthfeel and lingering finish.
Wine Color: Red
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: 100% Arroyo Seco, Monterey
Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
Residual Sugar: Dry
Prime Livermore Valley and Arroyo Seco Estate vineyards were selected for the Nth Degree program because of their consistent production of exceptional fruit. The vineyards were “ultra-farmed”; every vine receives at least fifteen passes by hand - to pruning, leaf pulling, removing shoots, and thinning clusters, in an effort to ensure that the grape clusters remaining at harvest are of the highest quality.
Fermentation took place in 1-ton fermentors and the grapes were punched down by hand twice daily.
The wine was aged for 15 months in French, Eastern European, and neutral oak barrels.age