Pinot Noir - 2011 Ingrid's Vineyard
Our tiny (3 ½ acres) Ingrid’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, planted at the entrance to Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley, is typical of the newest trend in terms of climate and location of the highest quality Pinot Noir vineyards in California. Only ten miles from the ocean, our vineyard enjoys sunny weather with cool ocean breezes throughout the summer and fall seasons. This produces a Pinot of great intensity and well-defined fruit expression.
We planted Ingrid’s vineyard in 1999 with three of our favorite clones: 667, 777 and Pommard. These are providing us with ever deeper, richer wines as the vineyard reaches full maturity.
2011 was another mild year providing us with wines with bright fruit expression and crisp acidity. It displays a beautiful ruby color and classic Pinot aromas of ripe red berries accented by hints of spice. The flavors are rich with silky with candied cherry/berry fruit flavors and hints of spice and sweet oak. The finish is beautifully smooth, supported by gentle, ripe tannins which promise a wine that will age beautifully for several years to come.
100% Pinot Noir
Cooperage:Sirugue, Cadus, Damy and Billon
100% Burgundian; 40% new
Case Production: 327 cases (750 mls)