Head High Pinot Noir




The 2014 Harvest bought moderate temperatures and minimal rain which allowed the Head High Pinot Noir to ripen evenly while maintaining fruit quality. The mild winter and spring caused early bud break although the 2014 growing season was similar in length to past years. This allowed for the fruit to fully ripen and resulted in a greater intensity of fruit flavors. The 2014 yields were light to moderate which allowed for exceptional quality and rapid sugar accumulation early creating a diverse flavor profile.

Winemaker Notes

The 2014 winter and spring were unusually dry. When the rains came the timing was opportune and the vines took full advantage. The first big rain gave the vines some much-needed water before an early bud break. The temperate and dry conditions continued to promote growth. An exceptional summer gave way to perfect harvest conditions and teased out the nuances of our sites, developing complexity, aromatics, and deep flavors. Our sites were harvested during the cool hours of the evenings or early mornings. At the winery, the berries were destemmed and began a four-day cold maceration before being inoculated with select yeasts. Fermentation was smooth, allowing for the development of great color and the expression of plush fruit supported by elegant tannins. Working with committed growers, we draw attention to the perspective and scope of Sonoma Pinot Noir. We blend these individual lots to embrace the true breadth of Sonoma Pinot Noir. Aged 10 months in barrel with a portion of 25% new French oak. 2014 Head High Pinot Noir is delicious, fresh and richly textured.

Critical Acclaim

Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
A delectable wine, the well-balanced 2014 Head High Pinot Noir plays delicately on the palate. The wine’s hauntingly tart red fruit aromas and flavors stay pure and fresh from start to finish. Pair with grilled crispy- skinned bone-in duck thigh. (Tasted: June 9, 2017, San Francisco, CA)

Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 15 in