Hacienda Secoya Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Ceritas Vintage 2017 Bottle Sizes 750ml Country United States Region California Appellation Anderson Valley Wine Type Red - Still Varietals Pinot Noir Farming Dry farmed, organic practicing. Vineyard The Hacienda Secoya Vineyard is located in the “deep end” of Anderson Valley. The Deep End of Anderson Valley is renowned as an optimal growing area for cool-climate Pinot Noir, due to cool ocean air penetrating through the valley. Named for the surrounding redwood forest, this south-east facing vineyard sits on an elevated bench just above the valley floor, a stone’s throw from the town of Navarro. The vines were planted in 1995 to the Pommard clone in soils that are volcanic in origin and sandstone-based, with a red hue revealing the greater than average iron content. Between the influence of coastal fog and the high proportion of clay in the soil, the vines stay hydrated throughout the growing season. Soil Red iron rich sandstone. Viticulture Vineyard is dry farmed and Cordon pruning is employed to maximize cluster selection and canopy management. Vines yield 1.7 tons/ acre (22 hl/ha). Vinification Fermented with 15% whole clusters for 16 days. Free run and light pressings of the juice. Aging Aged for 16 months in a combination of neutral french oak barrels and 25% new oak. Notes "Attractive bouquet of blackberry and wild herbs with a distinct marine influence. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, a touch of cola and moderate depth. Highlights the cool vintage in Anderson Valley and long hang time evidenced by the deep flavors of red raspberry, pencil shavings and moderate tannin impact." - John Raytek Back to Current Releases