Weibel Family 2010 Pinot Noir, Potter Valley
was a very cool year – winter stayed late, resulting in a cool
spring well into June. Summer temperatures were below normal
most days, albeit with sunny skies. Pinot noir loves cool
temperatures, and is an early ripening variety. Cool
temperatures promote delicate nuances in the aroma and flavors
of the wine. The result was near perfect grapes for our Weibel
Family 2010 Pinot Noir.
Weibel’s pinot noir vineyards are located in Potter Valley,
in eastern Mendocino County. They are hillside plantings, which
are challenged with dense clay soil with a rocky substructure.
The 15-year-old vines yield less than average tonnage, putting
all their effort into intensely flavored berries which have
unique characteristics. Winemaking focuses on conscientious
methods including maintaining the elements of terroir and
vigilance in barrel selection. Our Pinot Noir aged in barrels
for 18 months in a combination of 70% neutral and 30% new French
oak. It has lush, bright cherry and raspberry on the nose,
followed with fresh berry cherry flavor on the mid-palate. It
finishes with nuances of rose petal and a hint of clove.
A lovely pairing with salmon, lamb, beef, pork, chicken, or
turkey, our Pinot Noir is a versatile wine for most entrées.