2021 UNUM Pinot Noir
Our UNUM Estate Pinot Noir bottling has firmly established itself at the top of the pecking order within our Estate line-up of wines. Sourced from our oldest vines planted in 2006, and encompassing only two acres of Dijonnaise Clone 667 on Riperia Glorie rootstock, this block enjoys a beautiful south sun-facing orientation on rich, dense clay, creating fruit that always over-achieves qualitatively. We attribute the wine’s luxuriousness and roundness to its denser clay soils much like the way marbling in Wagyu increases the meat’s flavor and generosity. The wine weighs more beautifully in the palate and is broader, deeper and longer in its finish relative to our Estate Pinot Noir. This extra architecture increases the concentration, allowing the wine to be enjoyed now with more complex Pinot Noir friendly dishes while also assuring its age-worthiness for more than ten years. 16 months in 25% new French oak. 372 cases. 13.8% alcohol.