2019 Bench Pinot Noir

Varietal/Blend: Pinot Noir
Farming Practices: sustainable
Vineyard: selection primarily from a single
Russian River Valley vineyard with small lots
added from Carneros and Petaluma Gaps
Soil: gravel and clay
Year Vines Were Planted: varied
Yeast: ambient
Fermentation: 66% destemmed to open-top
fermenters / 33% added to tank as whole
clusters / 5-day cold soak followed by
spontaneous fermentation / pressed before
dryness
Malolactic: spontaneous malolactic in barrel
Maturation: 11 months in French oak barrel (30%
new)
Sulfur: yes
Alcohol: 13.8%
Acidity: 3.63 pH // TA 0.65 g/L
Fined: no
Filtered: yes
Country: United States
Region: California
Subregion: Sonoma Coast

“Bench Pinot Noir is deep ruby red in the glass, the nose is full of dark berry fruit, hints of rose petals and baking spices. The texture is silky and richly opulent with black cherry, ripe fig and cedar wood rounding out a long, seamless finish.”