A winery dedicated to avoiding convention

VINTAGE 2009 ~ Barrel Selection

Carpe Noctem: {Seize the Night}

Our top Pony.  A (very) rigorous selection which showcases the depth, power, and ageability our efforts provide within a vintage.  Starting with the first choice throughout the whole cellar a tiny percentage of barrels are temporary contendors for Noctem.  Over the ensuing 14 months, through continuous evaluation, only about a third of those chosen originally end up making the final cut.  Following several more months in barrel and an additional year ageing in bottle, we are finally willing let go of the reins. 

While this lengthy practice is quite rare in the modern era of Pinot Noir production, we adhere so that all of our patrons considering this wine can feel confident they'll be rewared upon it's release, and for many years to come.

 2009 was the inaugural release.  We set aside a small quantity for our library program to be released when we feel the wine has reached its truest heights; in our oppinion, that time is now through the next 4 years.  The wines edges have been polished, it's primary fruit transitioning toward tertiary flavors/aromas which are surrounded by the most glorious of spice and cigar box notes that finish with stamina and grace.

We're honored that Chef Adam Hayes of Canyon Kitchen chose '09 Noctem for inclusion in his James Beard dinner in NYC 11/17/16.

The library selections have been aged by us in our temperature controlled warehouse upon release to ensure optimal provenance.