2017 Pinot Noir 6x750mL


2017 U.S. Grant Pinot Noir

2017 A cold and wet winter after several drought years and the vines responded exuberantly to set a fair crop, which was a bit of a relief after the very light previous two vintages. Bud-break, bloom and veraison occurred on a normal schedule and all ripening proceeded apace through August. Then in early September a blast of 100 degree days and low humidity forced harvest by a few days and although it was an abrupt end to an otherwise gentle season, the wine escaped the furnace and retained the lively character of the vineyard.