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2020 Baileyana The Architects Pinot Noir

 / 750ml
Tasting notes
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Named in honor of our incredible Winemaking team, led by Rob Takigawa, this blend consists of hand-selected barrels (each from a specific block or clone) to develop this complex and delicious wine. With notes of bright cherry intertwined by spicier notes of cinnamon and clove, this medium-bodied wine has silky layers that conclude with a long, lingering finish.

APPELLATION:

SLO Coast

VINEYARD SOURCE:

Green Gate, Spanish Springs, Pargon

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

115, Pommard, 943

SOILS:

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

HARVEST DATES:

September 5-28, 2020

FERMENTATION:

Open top fermentation at 78˚F for 12-14 days

BARREL REGIME:

Aged in 40% new French oak barrels for 9 months

ALCOHOL:

14.5%

TA:

6.08 g/l

PH:

3.55

BOTTLING DATE:

July 2021

CASES PRODUCED:

304

In 2020, the Edna Valley experienced a mild start to summer, which allowed the grapes to ripen slowly. The region saw much warmer harvest temperatures, which helped accelerate ripening, making this a unique vintage with bolder characteristics.

Tasting Notes

Named in honor of our incredible Winemaking team, led by Rob Takigawa, this blend consists of hand-selected barrels (each from a specific block or clone) to develop this complex and delicious wine. With notes of bright cherry intertwined by spicier notes of cinnamon and clove, this medium-bodied wine has silky layers that conclude with a long, lingering finish.

Specs

APPELLATION:

SLO Coast

VINEYARD SOURCE:

Green Gate, Spanish Springs, Pargon

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

115, Pommard, 943

SOILS:

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

HARVEST DATES:

September 5-28, 2020

FERMENTATION:

Open top fermentation at 78˚F for 12-14 days

BARREL REGIME:

Aged in 40% new French oak barrels for 9 months

ALCOHOL:

14.5%

TA:

6.08 g/l

PH:

3.55

BOTTLING DATE:

July 2021

CASES PRODUCED:

304

Vintage Outlook

In 2020, the Edna Valley experienced a mild start to summer, which allowed the grapes to ripen slowly. The region saw much warmer harvest temperatures, which helped accelerate ripening, making this a unique vintage with bolder characteristics.

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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