2018 La Famiglia Pinot Noir
We are happy to share with you this special Pinot Noir exclusively crafted for our Famiglia. The fruit was harvested from the 30-plus-year-old vines at our Dundee estate Furioso Vineyard, 100% destemmed and naturally fermented in 2-ton stainless steel fermenters. Once primary fermentation was completed, the wine was aged in French oak barrels for 10 months. We then selected our favorite 3 barrels to bottle this special wine. We wished to create a unique blend which will showcase Furioso Vineyard yet be a special treat for our club members. Crafted with entirely free run juice, we aged this vintage in one-year old barrels to be more respectful of the fruit. On the nose, our 2018 La Famiglia offers aromas of cranberry and blackberry. In the mouth, the wine broadens, with flavors of nutmeg and dry Oregano. Still young, this wine will open up nicely in your glass if decanted.