More often than not our boldest and most zesty single Vineyard Pinot, the 2018 Toboni Vineyard Pinot Noir does not disappoint, bursting into the nose with plum, vanilla, and hints of tiramisu. Boysenberry and pomegranate highlight the robust palate, accented by black peppercorns. Laydown for 2 to 3 years for optimal profile.
Established by Mary & Joe Toboni in 2000, the Toboni Vineyard / Oakwild Ranch is located around the corner from our Olivet Lane Estate. This vineyard is comprised of Pinot Noir clones Pommard 5, 115, 667, and 777. Managed expertly by Valdez & Sons Vineyard Management Inc., founded by the late Ulises Valdez, whose intensive farming practices influence the site’s distinctive firm structure and flavor intensity.
Hand-harvested in the cool of the morning, after hand-sorting, the grape clusters were destemmed, with whole berries were tipped to a 5 ton open-top fermenter, where the assorted clones co-fermented following a five-day period of cold-soak. During fermentation, the fermenting must was punched down several times daily to achieve extraction. At the end of fermentation, the wine was drained directly by gravity to barrels. Barrel aging took place over 15 months.
Food Pairing Notes
Try with Steak au Poivre, or Coq au Vin.