"A thrilling Pinot Noir that comes from a 13.8-acre vineyard planted in 1975 on mostly on limestone, at an elevation of 2,200 feet, the 2012 Pinot Noir Jensen Vineyard was harvested September 24 to October 21 and was aged 16 months in 30% new French oak. It offers a dark ruby color to go with a big, sweet nose of cranberry, wild strawberries, crushed flowers, forest floor and spice. Full-bodied, layered and elegant, with a supple, rounded and sexy texture, it packs plenty of fruit, yet is graceful, beautifully balanced and seamless. It's hard to resist now, yet should cruise for a decade in the cellar." –August 2015
Each lot is pressed 14 days after harvest, racked by gravity to French oak barrels, then aged without racking in those barrels (30% new) for 18 months. Full malolactic fermentation was completed. The lots are combined, and the finished wine is bottled without filtration.
2012 was one of those ideal growing seasons. The spring temperatures were warm
and sunny, and summer temperatures were moderate with clear blue skies. The
crop levels were very balanced and allowed fruit to hang until the ideal
time of ripeness.