2018 Jamie Slone Wines Pinot Noir – Chapel Vineyard
Winemaking and Production
Clone 115. Long cool open fermentations result in low extraction and fine tannins while preserving fruit. Fermentation in open top fermenter, punched down two times a day by hand, twenty eight day extended maceration with free run and pressed to barrel. Only 24 Cases produced
Aged 18 months in neutral French oak, Francois Freres and Sirugue barrels.
Rich and red so swirl, sip and savor. Aromas of cherry and raspberry with low to medium tannins, good acidity and a medium finish.
Established in 1986, Chapel Vineyards (formerly Huber Vineyard) is one of the oldest vineyards in Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Located on Highway 246 between Buellton and Lompoc, it is in one of the colder areas of Sta Rita Hills and benefits from the appellation’s cool climate, ocean breezes, coastal fog and incredible sandy soils. This vineyard is planted primarily to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines and has been meticulously cared for and maintained over its long history.