Liquid Farm Pinot Noir 2014
She's here! We are very excited to release our first ever Pinot Noir! FOUR barrels, 100 cases made and hailing 100% from Radian Vineyard, its a very earthy and feminine expression that we hope you'll dig.
The Wine. Notes of violet, black currants and wild blackberries, along with earthy mushrooms and a little primal sweat on the mineral laced nose. The palate is is a bright, glossy burst of tarter/redder fruits with a persistence of earthy minerality and cherries with plenty of verve and acidity to create an age worthy backbone.
10% new french oak, the remainder neutral for 15 months. Fermentation with indigenous yeast. 100% Radian Vineyard.
The Vineyard. Planted in 2007 and located at the very southwest corner of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, we have been working with Radian Vineyard (via Chardonnay) since 2011. We were offered a very small amount of Pinot in our inaugural vintage of trying our hand at it and seized the opportunity. The vineyard site is steep and extreme with soils that look almost chalk-like. That white matter is in fact diatomaceous shale/earth, which is prevelant in most of Sta. Rita Hills but, particularly so down in the southern portion of the AVA.