2009 The Nth Degree Pinot Noir

2009 The Nth Degree Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir has a smooth and elegant mouthfeel, with flavors of black cherry, dark plum and ground spices complemented by nuances of forest floor, a rich mouthfeel and lingering finish.

Vineyard:

Prime Livermore Valley and Arroyo Seco Estate vineyards were selected for the Nth Degree program because of their consistent production of exceptional fruit. The vineyards were “ultra-farmed”; every vine receives at least fifteen passes by hand - to pruning, leaf pulling, removing shoots, and thinning clusters, in an effort to ensure that the grape clusters remaining at harvest are of the highest quality.

Fermentaion:

Fermentation took place in 1-ton fermentors and the grapes were punched down by hand twice daily.

Aging:

The wine was aged for 15 months in French, Eastern European, and neutral oak barrels.

2009 The Nth Degree Pinot Noir