2013 Adriane Pinot noir
Named after Victoria's daughter and Colene's granddaughter, Adriane is an estate cuvée composed of specifically selected barrels that possess deep, concentrated flavors and a persistent finish. Hand harvested at the peak of optimal ripeness between October 2nd & 6th, the fruit is 100% de-stemmed into small stainless steel tanks and begins with a 4-5 day cold soak. Following this, tanks are gently warmed, and fermentation by indigenous yeast begins and proceeds for 10-14 days. During primary fermentation, the tanks are gently punched down by hand twice daily. Once fermentation is complete, we allow for 5-7 days of extended maceration in tank before we drain the tanks and press the skins, stems, and seeds very gently to procure the remaining juice. Both the free run juice and pressed juice then go directly to barrel without settling. After 11 months in French oak—33% new; 33% 1-year old; 33% 2-year old—the wine is then blended and bottled. 1003 cases produced.
The aromas are focused and complex, with a range of red fruit and sweet spice. On the palate, there is a rich texture and a luscious core of fruit and spice. Age-worthy and well balanced, Adriane is structured to gain complexity and interest over the next five to seven years safely tucked away in your cellar.