Utopia 2016 Estate Pinot Noir
The 2016 Estate Pinot Noir completes the hat trick as the third in a row of outstanding vintages and is characterized by the early start and leisurely finish to the vintage resulting in lots of hang time and balanced fruit. Small berries led to ripe flavors in the cellar with more aromatics than the previous two vintages and more elegant tannins this could be the vintage of the decade. Beautiful!
Pinot Noir Clones: Wadenswil, Pommard4 and 5, Dijon 115, 777, 667, Swan, Calera, Arcus 2 and 3, Shea Wadenswil, Harvest Date:September 9-10, 2016, Date Bottled: September 12, 2017, Fermentation Notes: 80% de-stemmed fruit and 20% whole cluster, Aging: 11months in 40% new Burgundian oak barrels; 60% previously-filled Burgundian oak barrels