2013 Starmont Pinot Noir Carneros
9 Months in French oak
For more complex aromatics and flavors we performed both open- and closed-top fermentations, depending on the character of the lots, using native and cultured yeast. The wine was aged for nine months in French oak barrels.
The cool climate and marine-based soils are ideal for this finicky variety. Our 2013 bottling displays a dark garnet color and delivers aromas of rose petal, raspberry, cherry, rhubarb, hints of campfire and subtle forest floor. The palate is soft and bright, framed with nice acidity alongside a moderate weight and density. Clean and focused flavors of tart cherry and sweet strawberry, accented by minerality. The depth and structure of this wine are a reflection of great terroir and intensive farming methods.