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Hundred Suns Bednarik Vineyard Pinot noir 2016

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The final blend has a power that comes not from density but from an almost electric play between the two ferments. Lively, vibrant fresh raspberry mingles with deeper, crushed strawberry and baking spice to create a full, complex spectrum of red fruit. 53 cases produced. 

Bednarik Vineyard is a cool site in the Coast Range, 6 acres of own-rooted Pommard clone planted in 1988.

We drove our truck to the vineyard on the morning of the pick with a 1.25 ton fermenter in the back. Half the fruit was picked  and placed, whole cluster, directly into the fermenter. No sulfur was added. We drove the fruit back to the winery (our truck suffered minor injuries when we accidentally drove over a tie-down strap en route, but the fruit was perfect). Native yeasts fermented the whole bunches as they received gentle pump overs and pigeage.

The remaining half of the fruit was placed, whole cluster, in a 400 liter amphora and closed for 21 days with no manipulation or sulfur.

Both wines were aged for 10 months in neutral oak with a small sulfur addition post malolactic fermentation. Barrels were combined and gravity bottled, unfined and unfiltered.




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If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.

Add to your case whenever you see wines you can't resist. Each time you add to your Build a Case, you'll be charged the discounted price.

When you complete your case, we'll apply a shipping rate and contact you to schedule your case for shipment.

Because of finite space in our warehouse, we kindly ask that you complete your Build a Case within six months. Please email or call us with any questions.