2013 The Farm Pinot Noir Library Set
Bright deep red color with garnet and ruby luminescence. Deep cherry nose with earth tones, wet sex and spice. The Farm consistently produces rich, ripe fruit with great texture and structure. The nose wafts of black cherry. This vintage leads with dark cherry, but has a mid-palate of earth, forest floor, spice and a long spicy finish. Gorgeous wine with long life ahead!
These grapes were picked at sunrise, hand-sorted and destemmed then cold soaked for 5 days before going through whole berry fermentation and receiving 2 punch-downs per day. Fermentation took approximately 12-16 days in an open top 5 ton fermentation tank and the wine was then racked to barrels.
30% new French Oak, 30% 1 yr., 40% older (Remond, Cadus, Magrenan, primarily). Wine remained in barrel for 9 months with one racking at 5 months during blending.