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2021 Wightman House Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Tasting Notes

Wightman House is a heritage property proudly showcasing one of the original plantings of Pinot Noir in the Anderson Valley. These old vines ripen less than 2 tons/acre of tiny clusters bursting with flavors of red cherry, blood orange peel, vanilla, and if you lean in closely a hint of Medjool dates. The oak adds notes of cedar, freshly shaved nutmeg and a pinch of cinnamon. It’s hard to tell if this Pinot comes from old Italy or Anderson Valley.

Vineyard Designation

Wightman House

Vineyard Notes

2021 was the second dry winter we experienced in a row. Under these circumstances, the vines started with only about half the normal water in the soil when they began growing in April. As expected, it was an early-ripening season, with a very small crop. The saving grace was a long cool summer which produced mature flavors at moderate alcohols.

Production Notes

The grapes were harvested early in the morning, then brought to the winery and hand-sorted. They were destemmed into a fermenter and allowed to cold soak for a week, punched down twice a day during that period. Once inoculated, punch downs continued until the wine was pressed a few days before fermentation completed. Once primary fermentation ended, the Pinot was transferred to barrel and stirred once a month until malolactic fermentation was complete. This delicate wine did not need fining and was bottled 10 months later.


Pairs with Moroccan Spiced Lamb and Grilled Portobello Mushrooms.
Download Wine Notes
Vintage 2021
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Pinot Noir
Varietal Composition 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation Anderson Valley
Harvest Date September 15th
Acid 6.4 g/L
PH 3.48
Aging 10 months
Barrel Aging 10 months 70% neutral oak 30% new French oak
Bottling Date July 14th, 2022
Alcohol % 13.2
Size 750 ml