Bench Pinot Noir 2021, Sonoma Coast, California

Sourced primarily from a single Russian River Valley vineyard with small lots added from Carneros and Petaluma Gaps. Soil: gravel and clay. Fermentation: 66% destemmed to open-top fermenters / 33% added to tank as whole clusters / 5-day cold soak followed by spontaneous fermentation / pressed before dryness. Spontaneouys malolactic fermentation in barrel. Aged 11 months in Frency oak barrels, 30% new. “Bench Pinot Noir is dep ruby red in the glass, the nose is full of dark berry fruit, hints of rose petals and baking spices. The texture is silky and richly opulent with black cherry, ripe fig and cedar wood rounding out a long, seamless finish.” Winemaker’s note