2018 Organic Vision Pinot Noir Reserve
"2018 was an interesting growing season, starting with record warm May and June, literary “setting” us up for a big year. The perfect weather during set meant that even though we’d pruned to a specific cluster count, every flower became a healthy berry so clusters were heavier.
Every month that followed was cooler than normal so vines worked efficiently during the summer since no days were excessively hot. It’s important to remember that vines evolved in the Mediterranean so moderate weather is ideal particularly for our Pinot varieties and Riesling.
Fall continued cool so ripening slowed. This is what we love about our site: sugars accumulate slowly while the acidity and fresh flavours are retained. The best part is that the resulting wines have more body — we use the term “putting on weight”.
These early releases are showing all of the traits we love in seasons like this – a depth of flavour, just enough intensity and length on the palate."
Ann Sperling, Winemaker