Grapes are 95% handpicked and whole bunch pressed, with 5% being a ‚ÄúSaignee‚Äù of juice immediately drained from handpicked fruit destemmed to vats. A small portion was fermented on solids and in barrels with the remainder undergoing stainless steel tank fermentation. As well as the Pinot Noir a small percentage of Syrah and Malbec from our own vineyard was whole bunch pressed and fermented in tank to add to the final blend. The wine has aromas of peach and strawberry fruit with an floral/ blossom notes. The palate is dry and thirst quenching. There are underlying mineral and grapefruit flavors that complement the aroma. The wine will retain its fresh, crisp personality for around two years, then begin to mellow and become more complex. It should remain attractive up to and possibly beyond 2020.