Pinot Noir ‘Santa Barbara County’, Tyler
– Sourced from Bien Nacido (1973), Dierberg Drum Canyon Vineyard (1999)
– Planted on loam, sandy loam
– Harvested 8/15-9/7; yields of 2-3 tons/acre
– Mostly destemmed to various size open-top fermenters; native fermented.
– Macerated on skins for two weeks before being pressed to tank, and then down to almost all natural barrels
– Racked after 12 months to tank and bottled, unfined, unfiltered.