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2016 Wrath Ex Vite Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
100% French oak, 25% new
100% whole cluster
Residual Sugar
Alcohol %

2016 Wrath Ex Vite Pinot Noir

Whole cluster fermentation adds a layer of ripeness that compliments the dark cherry and and cola flavors. 

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SKU: 16ExVite

The name Ex Vite means “from the vine” in Latin. It's an appropriate moniker for a wine that utilizes 100% whole-clusters during the fermentation process. This rich and layered Pinot Noir offers aromas of dark fruit, cola and ground coffee. The palate is vibrant and exotic with dark fruit and ripe tannins.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Vineyard Notes Our Estate San Saba Vineyard is set in a sheltered nook just below the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. The estate consists of 72 acres of which 67.75 are planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Falanghina. This is a cool site with little rainfall and one of the longest growing seasons in the world. Our soils, Arroyo Gravelly Loam and Hanford Gravely Sandy Loam, provide a low-vigor, well-draining, disease- and pest-free medium for our vines. They also impart a subtle mineral quality to our wines. To preserve our local ecosystem, we have worked with viticultural consultant Steve McIntyre to develop a sustainable farming program (SIP), certified by CCVT, tailored to our estate. In addition to protecting the local environment, we believe it allows us to produce wines that are more authentic and specific to our terroir.
Production Notes
Sourced from only estate grown grapes, vine yields are closely managed and average about 3.5 to 4 tons to the acre. Grapes are hand picked and hand sorted. 100% of this wine went through whole cluster fermentation. Once fermented to dryness, lots are aged in an assortment of French oak barrels, (25% new) from various tonnelleries (for added complexity). This wine was barrel aged for around 10 months, bottled on site and then rested again for 12 months until it became ready for release.
85 cases