2014 The Four Graces Hyland Small Batch Pinot Noir
This small batch Pinot Noir has aromas of dried cherries and baking spices which are further enhanced by scents of dark chocolate and toasted hazelnuts. On the palate raspberries and rhubarb are softened by a charming French vanilla component suggested by the oak, adding complexity. Strong tannins and high acidity show promise for cellar aging.
100% Pinot Noir
September 26th 2014
8 months in French Oak Barrels
The 2014 growing season was just about as good as it gets. Some saying it could be the best season in more than a decade, which we agree with! The summer’s consistently hot days were followed by warm nights and just the right amount of sprinkling rain. The higher than average overnight lows allowed grapes to mature faster without putting stress on the vines, which lets the grapes come together in balance and flavor to produce an excellent wine. Yields are higher than normal and quality of fruit is very high. All fruit was hand harvested from September 26th 2014.
The grapes for The Four Graces Hyland Small Batch Pinot Noir comes from block 07A of our Black Family Vineyard.
Only 164 cases produced