Barn-yard funk, vanilla bean pod, sweet chicory spice, bubble gum, purple potpourri, cherry colt cigarillos, Bulgurian rose perfume - like sniffing the inside of a senior citzen’s leather coin purse. Showing nice full ripe tannins and lots of vibrant fruits.
Planted in the early 2000's with Pinot Noir (115, 667), Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah. The property neighbours the south side of our winery and is so close in proximity that it's barely distinguishable from our Elysia vines.
A hot and dry summer was punctuated by a heat dome which settled on the area from the end of June through early July. These conditions contributed to lower than anticipated yield and an early harvest.
100% de-stemmed Pinot Noir, fermented in one-ton vessels, gentle skin contact for 14 days, pressed to age in neutral french oak barriques for 7 months. Ambient ferment and ambient MLF, unfined and unfiltered.
Food Pairing Notes
Slow cooked duck breast with pomegranate-citrus glaze
Premier label release of 'Waters & Banks Vineyard' to wine club members in November 2022. Only 10 cases available to the public.