We harvested early in the morning so the fruit would arrive at the winery while the grapes were still cool to preserve the vineyard-fresh flavors. After destemming (but not crushing) the berries, we cold-soaked the fruit for up to two weeks to soften the skins and allow for ideal extraction. During fermentation in a combination of closed and open-top stainless steel fermenters, we used both punch-downs and pump-overs to extract color and tannins, and also to control temperatures and maximize flavors. We aged the wine in 100% French oak (60% new) for up to nine months. After the wine underwent malolactic fermentation, we racked it twice before making the final blend.
Belle Glos Pinot Noir Dairyman Russian River Valley 2020 750 ML (12 Bottle)
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Deep garnet in color with pleasing aromas of sunwarmed blueberry, blackberry pie, and black cherry with hints of forest floor and cedar. There is an earthy cola tone on the palate with very effusive dark berry flavor layered with a touch of vanilla. Dynamic and focused this wine has refined tannins and a longlasting finish.