Pinot Noir 2013

100% Pinot Noir | Leelanau Peninsula | Dry | 342 Cases 

During the rush of 2013 harvest we took a deep breath and brought in the Pinot Noir. The grapes were hand harvested on October 28th, destemmed and cold soaked for three days. The fruit was then fermented with several yeast in small open top containers. Secondary fermentation and aging took place in 40% new French oak and 60% neutral French oak.

We were pleased to let this wine age in oak for 16 months, which is seen in the lush and soft mouthfeel. Our Pinot Noir delivers flavors and aromas of black cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, cocoa, cola, black tea, orange peel, brown baking spice and a hint of smokiness. Pairs beautifully with robust cheeses and charcuterie, grilled salmon with red wine sauce and beef braised with mushrooms.