Think crushed chalk, crunchy cherries, perfumed violets.
The Chene Vineyard is located on the Southwest side of the Edna Valley appellation, sitting just 4 miles from the Pacific. The 6.5 acre vineyard was planted in 2010 with 5.5 acres planted to four different Pinot Noir clones. I started farming the Chene Vineyard using biodynamic farming practices at the end of the 2017 vintage. The vineyard was certified Demeter biodynamic on June 17th, 2020., making it the second vineyard to be so in our appellation.
This Pinot Noir is a 50/50 split of Clone 115 and 667 which is planted on the steepest hillside of the vineyard. where at it’s finest point has just a foot of topsoil on top of bedrock. This devigored site gives small clusters that start to lignify in late summer. The grapes are picked and fermented using native yeast and 70% whole cluster. The wine is pressed at dryness and finished in neutral french oak barrels and aged for 10 months. The wine’s first racking is to bottle, bottling unfined and unfiltered. Think crushed chalk, crunchy cherries, perfumed violets.