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2020 Baileyana Halcon Rojo Pinot Noir

 / 750ml
Tasting notes
Specs
Vintage outlook

This Pinot Noir has aromas of cherry and raspberry with a hint of root beer. It showcases flavors of ripe red fruit, plum and molasses along with silky tannins and a very smooth mouthfeel. The light acidity is balanced with a nice oak influence that rounds out this full-bodied Pinot Noir. The finish is long and smooth with lingering flavors of supple fruit.

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

Clones and single block selections

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

Swan, 667

SOILS:

Diablo series, clay loam, rocky marine sediment, volcanic remnants

HARVEST DATES:

September 2020

FERMENTATION:

Open top fermentation at 78˚F for 12 days

BARREL REGIME:

Aged in 40% new French oak barrels for 9 months

ALCOHOL:

13.4%

TA:

5.6 g/l

PH:

3.58

BOTTLING DATE:

May 2021

CASES PRODUCED:

176

The 2020 growing season featured a mild start to summer which allowed the grapes to ripen slowly. The region saw much warmer harvest temperatures which helped accelerate ripening and bring the grapes’ natural acidity into beautiful balance.

Tasting Notes

This Pinot Noir has aromas of cherry and raspberry with a hint of root beer. It showcases flavors of ripe red fruit, plum and molasses along with silky tannins and a very smooth mouthfeel. The light acidity is balanced with a nice oak influence that rounds out this full-bodied Pinot Noir. The finish is long and smooth with lingering flavors of supple fruit.

Specs

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

Clones and single block selections

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

Swan, 667

SOILS:

Diablo series, clay loam, rocky marine sediment, volcanic remnants

HARVEST DATES:

September 2020

FERMENTATION:

Open top fermentation at 78˚F for 12 days

BARREL REGIME:

Aged in 40% new French oak barrels for 9 months

ALCOHOL:

13.4%

TA:

5.6 g/l

PH:

3.58

BOTTLING DATE:

May 2021

CASES PRODUCED:

176

Vintage Outlook

The 2020 growing season featured a mild start to summer which allowed the grapes to ripen slowly. The region saw much warmer harvest temperatures which helped accelerate ripening and bring the grapes’ natural acidity into beautiful balance.

The Art of Making Our Wine

Throughout the millenia for which winemaking has existed, the humble grape has always been the star of the show. Its journey from a simple fruit to a complex, beautiful wine, is tastfully shepherded by the winemaker, asserting themself into the natural process while being mindful not to overly interfere with the wonder that is fermentation.

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