The 2014 Acrobat Pinot Noir shows aromas of bright red fruit before the Oregon earth, acid and balanced tannins playfully round out the mid-palate. The finish blends the fruit and earth together for a lush and generously lingering experience.
Following on the heels of a cold winter, early spring was very wet with double our typical precipitation in March. Rapidly warming temperatures in April led to buds breaking almost a week early – these favorable conditions continued, leading to very strong fruit set after a mid-June bloom. The abundance of fruit allowed for meticulous hand thinning; only the fruit meeting stringent quality parameters were allowed to ripen. Excellent weather continued throughout the summer, leading to a warmer than average vintage and resulted in excellent ripening conditions. Moving into late summer/early fall the grape clusters were in outstanding condition which combined with an unusually dry conditions allowed for extended hang time and enhanced flavor development. The extended harvest period enabled each vineyard to be harvested at peak ripeness resulting in a crop of fantastic quality.
Grapes were destemmed before being cold soaked, punch downs and pump overs were done to extract skin color. The wine was transferred to barrel for Malolactic fermentation, imparting a softer, rounder mouthfeel and increased complexity. This was followed by 6 months of aging prior to bottling.
|Wine Style||Red Wine|