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.
With cool weather throughout the summer, our Pinot Noir season was brought to an excellent conclusion with beautiful, warm weather in September.
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.
Our 2010 Ingrid’s is truly phenomenal. It displays an exceptionally deep ruby color and classic Pinot aromas of ripe plum and black cherry, accented by hints of spice. The flavors are exceptionally rich with juicy, candied cherry/berry fruit flavors, and hints of spice and sweet oak. The finish is beautifully smooth, supported by soft ripe tannins which promise a wine that will age beautifully for many years to come.
September 27th and October 8th.
100% Pinot Noir.
Sirugue, Cadus, François Frères and Billon.
100% Burgundian; 40% new.
September 1st, 2011
309 cases 750 mls.
192 cases 375 mls.