The de-Classified Pinot Noir is blended to let the fruit take center stage. To ensure that focus, a large percentage of neutral barrels are selected, with new oak playing a small supporting role. The result is a wine with complexity and richness from time spent in barrel, with less of the tannin and oak flavor that newer barrels impart. Because of this choice, the de-Classified takes less time to come into its own in the bottle, making it a great wine for enjoying in its youth.
The wine was bottled unfined & unfiltered. The harvest date was October 24th-November 2nd, 2011. Clones: Dijon 113, 114, 115, 667, 777, Pommard, Wadenswil. Grapes sourced exclusively from their Certified Sustainable estate vineyard.