The 2022 vintage commenced early, witnessing bud break in early March. Late spring brought much-needed cold weather and precipitation, crucial factors in shaping the season, especially considering it was another year marked by record drought conditions. Premature warmth in the summer led to a record early harvest, taking place in late July. Despite considerable variation across different growing regions and consistently low yields, the resulting wines are characterized by their vibrant fruit-forward profiles, complemented by well-balanced tannins.
Winemaking Insights: The grapes were harvested at low brix levels, and the winemaking process relied on 100% free run juice with native yeast fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
Tasting Profile: The wine displays a vibrant and delicately floral character, exuding enticing aromas of white peaches and mandarin. These fragrances are layered over a lean core of tart cherry, rhubarb, and wild strawberry. Subtle hints of white flowers, blanched almonds, and raspberry further enhance the tasting experience. Throughout the palate, the wine maintains its brightness, thanks to fresh acidity, culminating in a finish graced with persistent minerality.
|Producer||Martin Ray Wine|
|Dominant Varietal||Pinot Noir|