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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. Notes of strawberries and cherries burst from the glass and are framed by notes of baking spice, a tad of cola, and vanilla.

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

Single block selection

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

667

SOILS:

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

HARVEST DATES:

September 2018

FERMENTATION:

Open top fermentation at 78˚F for 12 day

BARREL REGIME:

Aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 9 months

ALCOHOL:

13.5%

TA:

5.57 g/l

PH:

3.6

BOTTLING DATE:

June 2019

CASES PRODUCED:

200

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

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. Notes of strawberries and cherries burst from the glass and are framed by notes of baking spice, a tad of cola, and vanilla.

Specs

APPELLATION:

Edna Valley

VINEYARD SOURCE:

Single block selection

VINEYARD CERTIFICATION:

SIP Certified Sustainable

CLONES:

667

SOILS:

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

HARVEST DATES:

September 2018

FERMENTATION:

Open top fermentation at 78˚F for 12 day

BARREL REGIME:

Aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 9 months

ALCOHOL:

13.5%

TA:

5.57 g/l

PH:

3.6

BOTTLING DATE:

June 2019

CASES PRODUCED:

200

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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