Overview

Wiley Vineyard Pinot Noir grapes were gently pressed and wild fermented in a combination of neutral French and Hungarian oak barrels. A small amount of juice was also bled off the fermenters. The blend was assembled in December. The wine completed only a partial malolactic conversion. Brilliant light peach color, with rose petal, jasmine, honeysuckle, cherry, elderflower, and orange blossom aromas. The wine offers a soft entry and creamy mouthfeel enveloping the crisp citrus and stone fruit flavors, with balanced acidity that builds on the lingering finish. Founder and winegrower, Derek Rohlffs, can tell you more in this video (opens in new window).

Facts & Figures

  • Vintage2019
  • Varietal composition100% Pinot Noir
  • AppellationAnderson Valley
  • Harvest DatesSeptember 24, 2019
  • Release DatesFebruary 21, 2020
  • Alcohol/PH/TA12.5% / 3.3 / 5.9 g/L
  • CooperagesDamy, Francois Freres, Kadar, Rousseau, and Taransaud
  • Cases Produced1,000 6-packs 750ml

Download Notes

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Critical Acclaim

“Bright onion skin color. Spice-accented citrus and pit fruit aromas are complemented by building vanilla and floral nuances. Round and fleshy in texture, offering juicy nectarine, raspberry and honey flavors that firm up slowly on the back half. Finishes long and spicy, with a repeating pit fruit note and a touch of chamomile.” Score: 90 Points

— Josh Raynolds, Vinous

“Plenty of fruit flavors and good crisp acidity make this light-bodied wine delicious and palate-cleansing. Cantaloupe and watermelon are prominent and the tangy texture is tempting.” Score: 90 Points

— Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast

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