2017 Banshee Tina Marie Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Full of sass, spice, and everything nice, this complex Pinot Noir evokes aromas of eucalyptus, teak, fresh rainforest and satsuma plum. This woodsy wine leads to flavors of cranberries, crimini mushrooms, chocolate covered boysenberries and barrel toast with a hint of spice.
100% Pinot Noir
30 months in French oak, 30% new - Cavin, Rousseau, Redmond and Francois Freres barrels
Native yeast fermentation in small open top vats over the course of 25 days with gentle manual punch-downs 1-2 times per day
Hand harvested and hand sorted. Native yeast fermentation in small open top vats over the course of 25 days with gentle manual punch-downs 1-2 times per day. Pressed at dryness. Aging for 30 months in French oak, 30% of which was new – Cavin, Rousseau, Redmond and Francois Freres barrels.
100% Tina Marie Vineyard, Sonoma Coast. A nice even growing season allowed great physiological ripening and flavor development. Tina Marie yields tend to be moderate with a smaller cluster framework and smaller berry size. A cooler August allowed further late season development without the pressue to pick. As in years past, we were one of the first wineries to pick from Tina Marie, and it was mong the first fruit to come in to the winery.