Zena Crown Vista Pinot Noir


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Pinot Noir


from the winery:

We create our wines with an end goal, a purpose, in mind. So we may use some percentage of whole clusters in fermentation depending on the vintage, the clone, and the intended wine. The wines are fermented in open tanks, with daily punchdowns. Aging and malolactic fermentation occur in French oak. In the style of Burgundy’s grands crus, most of the barrels are new—75-90% in any given year and wine. New barrels breathe, permitting more oxygen ingress than wine-soaked neutral wood, and we can limit excess reduction without racking the wines. After a year and a half in oak, the wines only move once: into the bottle. We do not practice fining as a rule, and we close our bottles with a Diam cork, eliminating any chance of TCA contamination. With each vintage, we hope to preserve a clear moment in time, even a feeling, for the wine can project color and light; it is our camera obscura, faithfully recreating our hands, our vineyard, these hills, this valley.

When you stand at the top of the Zena Crown Vineyard, a vista of rolling hills, vineyards and mountainsides lay before you. The precision and trellising are meticulous, providing the perfect environment for the classically styled Pinot Noir. To winemaker Shane Moore, if there’s one wine that represents the entire Zena Crown Vineyard, it’s the 2017 Vista. Aromas of bark cherry, heirloom strawberry, coffee, and turmeric lead into flavors of Timothy Hay, thimble berry, and cranberry sauce reduction on the palate. Satiny with underlying scratchy texture, like silk wrapped around a burlap bag, engulf the finish like a king wave over a rock jetty.

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