Next Monday, our Split Rock Pinot Noir from 2008 will finally be bottled. Our ’07 had nice smooth tannins and a healthy acid backbone, which didn’t necessitate a long time in barrel — a little less than 12 months. The ’08 is more fruity and bright, but it lacked the natural tannins of the ’07 needed a little extra time in the barrel to pick up some structure and soften the mid-palate, so it actually spent about 16 months in barrel.
The momentum is building, and we’re excited to see that all the pieces will likely start falling into place in 2010.
Enjoy your Holidays! Check back in soon.