Pinot Noir Elizabeth’s Vineyard 2012

We love the Eminence Road wines but fell particularly hard for this Pinot and bought as many of the 66 cases Andrew produced as we could. It has already found a following in the shop.

This Seneca Lake vineyard is on a western slope of thin loam over shale and planted with Pommard clones. The 2012 growing season was sunny and dry, which produced small concentrated berries. 

The wine was naturally fermented, aged in old, neutral French oak barrels and bottled without fining or filtration. It’s a delicate, pretty Pinot and yet it has some oomph. Like the other natural wines we sell, it is best to decant it before serving it.