Bench Pinot Noir 2022, Sonoma Coast, California

Bench Pinot Noir is sourced exclusively from benchland vineyards on the Sonoma Coast, where the valley floor transitions to foothills. 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. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. “Bench Pinot Noir is deep 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