2020 Walson Holland Pinot Noir
Raised 20 months on the lees in French oak barrels, 25% new oak. Unfined, Unfiltered. 75 cases produced.
The 2020 Duvarita Pinot Noir is a wine of aromatic expanse. Fresh tart cherry, wild strawberry and dried cranberry are seamlessly integrated with nuances of tea leaves, rose petals, dried sage and eucalyptus. The plentiful aromatics lead into a beautiful palate of pomegranate, blueberry compote and savory herbs laced with polished tannins and balanced acidity.
Acid: 5.4 g/L
Bottled: May 20, 2022
Duvarita Vineyard (Biodynamic)—Western edge of Santa Rita Hills
When I first made this wine in 2019, I was walking the vineyard sampling the fruit before harvest and had never tasted Pinot Noir grapes with such concentrated and powerful flavors. I knew that this Pinot Noir and subsequent Pinots made from Duvarita Vineyard were going to be noteworthy wines. Because of the concentration of fruit, I ferment the Pinot Noir 100% whole cluster. In doing so, the beautiful red fruit characteristics of this Pinot are seamlessly integrated with herbaceous and savory notes giving this Pinot depth and complexity on the nose and palate. To me, this is what makes Pinot Noir a nuanced and interesting wine both to both make and enjoy. Our 2020 Duvarita Vineyard Pinot Noir is polished and beautiful, all the while rugged and refined.