The Knudsen Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir is a beautiful, light-red ruby color, is medium bodied and exhibits energetic red fruit aromas with a subtle hint of wet stone. It's wonderfully balanced acidity and robust mid-palate mouth feel lead toward an unusualy long finish. It superbly showcases the nuance, depth and complexity of the fruit from Knudsen Vineyards.
Fuller, dark fruit notes combine with the predominant red fruit aspects contributing to the wine's aroma and palate, including some earthy and floral elements, all of which adds lushness, balance and elegance to the wine.
Produced from vines planted in 2000 from Block 6 (French Dijon clone 777), in 2001 from Block 3 (also clone 777), and in 2008 from Block 8 (heritage Pommard clone). Elevation ranges from 660 - 780 ft.
Alcohol content is 13.5% by volume. Barrel fermented for 15 months, predominantly in older French oak barrels, with 20% new French oak.
This is our second offering of a Knudsen Vineyards Pinot Noir since returning to winemaking with the 2012 vintage. We honor the pioneering spirit of our parents, Cal and Julia Lee Knudsen, and celebrate four decades of viticultural innovation at Knudsen Vineyards.