2016 OLABISI PINOT NOIR Carneros Napa Valley

VINEYARD: Jennifer Thomson’s epic family vineyard in the Carneros appellation. A mix of two clones. Cool region with early ripening. Intense strawberry freshness right off the vine.
HARVEST: Mid September 2016
Brix: 24.5°
VINIFICATION:: Gently destemmed, leaving the berries whole. Open top fermeters. Wild yeast. Gently punched down by hand. Gently pressed to barrel.
ELEVAGE: 9 months in barrel, 25% new French Oak (Francois Freres M+ if you must know
ALC: 14.2%
PRODUCTION: 120 cases
TASTING NOTES – Beautiful soft wildflower, orange marmalade, plum, mustard seed. Flavors of strawberry, ginger, crushed flowers, lavender, and toasty caramel, with a fleeting hint of roasted campfire marshmallow. We can’t stop drinking this wine. (120 cases produced)