Pali, 2019 Pinot Noir 'Pali Vineyard Natural'
We picked the Pinot Noir Grapes for this wine on the chilly, early morning of September 21st, 2019, from Pali Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. The clusters were sorted and went through a spontaneous fermentation facilitated by only native yeast alive in the air and on the grapes. The grapes were punched down by hand multiple times daily during fermentation. No sulfur was added throughout the wine's elevage. Less than 20PPM was added prior to bottling. This Pinot Noir was barrel-aged for 6 months in entirely neutral French oak barrels.