Bondi Home Ranch “Water Trough Vineyard” Pinot Noir 2013

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Growing Year Info

The 2013 growing year was the second dry year in a row for us. We had an especially dry spring and it warmed up early, so the vines got an early jump on the season. Bloom came along in early May and the temperatures were perfect for berry pollination. The clusters ended up setting an abundance of berries. We had to do quite a bit of cluster thinning to maintain our desired crop levels and to get some sunlight and air movement into the canopy. Harvest came early as well. Fortunately, we had cooler temps about midway through, which slowed down picking and allowed us to catch up on things - including sleep! Harvest was complete after 7-8 weeks.

Tasting Notes

The 2013 Bondi Home Ranch Pinot Noir is weighty, complex, and lively, with a gorgeous nose loaded with an inter-mix of blue and red fruits, toast, and hints of tea leaves. Great power on the palate, with really expressive fruit flavors of spicy cherry and cola.

Winemaker

Bryan Kvamme

Cases Produced

658

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