2018 Kashaya Pinot Noir

Not yet released.

  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • Dijon Clones 115 and Old Wente
  • From the West Sonoma Coast, Fort Ross-Seaview
  • Goldridge soils
  • 30% whole cluster fermentation
  • Native yeast fermentation
  • Unracked, on lees for 11 months
  • Aged in 29% new French oak
  • Unfiltered
  • 379 cases produced from 14 barrels

Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2018 Pinot Noir Kashaya explodes from the glass with floral and savory notes—red roses, wild thyme, Darjeeling tea and wild mushrooms—over a core of pomegranate, cranberries and rhubarb scents. The palate is medium-bodied and very finely constructed with soft, elegant tannins and a refreshing line, finishing on a lingering earthy note.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate
November 5, 2020