Folk Machine

Pinot Noir "Central Coast"

California, United States

The 2019 Central Coast Pinot Noir is largely a blend of Mission Ranch (Arroyo seco) and Cedar Lane (arroyo seco) with a bit of the Brosseau Vineyard (Chalone) and the Tom Ritchie Vineyard (Sonoma Coast). As always, the wine is primarily Pommard Clone, but also 2A, and some Dijon 115 and 777 for fruit and jamminess. The wine was aged in 2-6 year old French oak barrels for 9 months. The various lots were harvested in the 22 Brix range, and fermented whole berry. The primary fermentation was uninoculated and the Malolactic Fermentation was spontaneous. We did not rack keeping the wine on the lees with occasional batonage until bottling to round out the mouthfeel.

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