Poseidon Vineyard, located at the confluence of Carneros Creek and the Napa River, was planted in 1973 by the Molnar Family. The maritime environment of the Carneros grape-growing season delivers cool, foggy mornings followed by warm days that slowly nurture ripening.
Poseidon Vineyard is planted with two clones of Pinot Noir: Martini and Dijon 115. This Estate Pinot Noir is a blend of wines picked from different blocks planted with the two clones. The fruit was harvested by hand and fermented separately. As soon as the fermentations were complete, the wines were pressed gently into 100% Kádár Tokaj oak, adding a signature spiciness to the blend that complements the fruit character. Once the fermentations are completed, the wines are pressed into 100% Kádár Tokaj oak, of which 20% is new. The wine is aged there for approximately 16 months. Racked only once before bottling, the result is a very pure, fruit-filled expression of Pinot Noir.
Shy in its youth, traditional Carneros aromas of strawberries and rhubarb are accompanied by elements of pomegranate and freshly toasted whole wheat bread and a hint of baking spice. These aromas are reflected on the palate with additional notes of persimmon, guava and rose water. Medium-lightweight overall, with moderate-long length and a welcoming acidity.
|VARIETAL COMPOSITION||Pinot Noir|