2017 Ingrid’s Pinot Noir
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 our Ingrid’s Pinot Noir 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 2017 Ingrid’s Pinot Noir has a deep crimson robe. On the nose, we find beautiful candied red fruit aromas with subtle spice notes. The palate is soft and full bodied, exhibiting ripe red cherry and raspberry flavors, accented by hints of toasty oak. The finish is long and silky, making this a wonderful wine to enjoy now, but with enough structure to drink well in the coming years.
August 25th and September 10th, 2017.
100% Pinot Noir.
Sirugue and Billon - one third new; 100% French.
September 6th, 2018
210 cases (12/packs - 750 mls.)