2013 Wedding Block Reserve Pinot Noir
In 2013, which was generally considered a cool vintage after the vineyards were pummeled by rain in September, a few barrels stood out from the rest. These barrels became the 2013 Wedding Block Reserve. The clonal blend was 67% Pommard and 33% Dijon 777 and the wine was aged in one new barrel and one 2-year-old barrel.
The wine is light in color with dusty black fruit nose. And is a much richer wine than the color suggests. The 50% new oak gives it a toastiness as well as a more pronounced structure than the Estate 2013. However, it does retain the elegance and softness that marked all of our 2013 wines. The fruit and tannins blend well in the palate and lead to pleasant, toasty medium-long finish.