2016 Find Your Light Pinot Noir

$55.00

In Partnership with Josh Groban to support art education

Tasting Notes

Gorgeous red hues and shimmer in light. This wine leads with those wonderful aromas of bright red fruit combined with spice and minerals. It is delicate and beautifully balanced with red fruit and floral scents. It delivers many layers, leading with red fruits like pomegranate, raspberry and fresh cranberry that you expect from the Sonoma Coast. The mid-palate is loaded with minerals and earth tones. It eases gracefully to the back where white pepper and other exotic spices carry on into a long langorous finish that lingers for minutes

Fermentation Method

Grapes were picked before sunrise, hand-sorted and de-stemmed then cold-soaked for five days before going through whole berry fermentation and receiving two punch-downs per day. Fermentation took approximately 12-16 days in an open top five-ton fermentation tank and the wine was then racked to barrels.

Barrel Program: 30% new French Oak, 30% one-year-old French Oak and 40% older. Wine remained in barrel for ten months with one racking at five months during blending.

Description

In 2015, I got a call from a young man in New York, Josh Groban. He was performing on Broadway, had tasted our wine, loved it, and inquired about making a special wine to benefit his foundation, the Find Your Light Foundation. The Find Your Light Foundation funds arts education across the United States.

Since we had three sons, all artists, all having attended public schools, the fit was synchronistic. We happily agreed.

During our first blending session with Josh in our Sebastopol winery, we lined all the barrels on a cement slab to taste through. We instructed Josh to choose his favorite. From there, we would build the blend for the Find Your Light Pinot Noir from our other vineyards. He selected the Haas Vineyard barrel from all others.

This has become the foundation of this wine, blended with The Farm and contributions from other stunning Halleck Vineyard wines.

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