The cool climate of the Sonoma Coast appellation influences the grapes harvested for the Vino Valpredo Pinot Noir by producing bright aromas of cherry and red plum. This deeply hued wine has a satiny mouthfeel and a beautiful balance between bright acidity and elegant tannins. Notes of Pomegranate give way to bright flavors of Cherry Cola, followed by a savory edge of cloves and other baking spices. Look for a soft, lingering finish with hints of red plum.
The fruit was de-stemmed only so that whole berries were transferred to open top fermenters, to help capture bright fruit aromas and flavors. After 4-8 days of a cold soak the tanks were warmed which allowed the juice to ferment naturally. The tanks were punched down 2-3 times per day for 10 days allowing skin contact for color and flavor extraction. The wine was the drained off the skins and placed in 30% New French barrels.