The 2016 Wayfarer Estate 'Mother Rock' Pinot is named for the sandstone substrate that runs under the Wayfarer Vineyard, forcing the vines to burrow deep. Red fruit aromas of strawberry and Bing cherry interweave with hints of violet, rhubarb and spice, accented by notes of minerality. This has an elegance and purity of fruit that stays long on the palate.
Limited to 3 Bottles Per Customer
Sourced from two blocks as well (blocks 3 and block 11) and from more sandstone soils in the vineyard (which is the mother rock of the site), the 2016 Pinot Noir Mother Rock saw 20% stems and the same 15 months in 67% new French oak. With a deep, incredibly floral character as well as classic jammy raspberries, toasted bread, and spice aromatics, this beauty is more full-bodied and powerful, with building tannin, obvious oak, and a great finish. Young and unevolved, hide bottle for at least 2-3 years.