2019 Palmtag Pinot Noir
Palmtag Pinot Noir is Eden Rift’s first ever single block Pinot Noir. Named after the second owner of the estate, William Palmtag who purchased Eden Rift in 1883 and named it Palmtag Mountain Vineyards. Palmtag is the only Mount Eden Clone we have on property and the small clusters/yields create a precise elegance and fruit profile in the wine. This bottling features 33% whole cluster and was aged in French oak barrels for fifteen months. 267 cases produced
93pts, - Robert Parker February 2021
The wine has a lush mouthfeel with red and blue fruits dusting the nose. Aromas of rose petal, red currant, and clove exude from the glass. These notes stay true on the palate as flavors of bright cherry, mushroom, zippy raspberry and oak carry through.
100% P Block, Mount Eden Clone The Palmtag Block is a middle ground between Eden Rift’s flat and terraced blocks. The Mount Eden clone is usually the first to finish fruit set and has an abundance of small clusters. We thin the fruit in this West-East facing block in early May, which allows for even veraison. The resultant yields are very small, resulting in a precise, elegant fruit profile.
100% Native Yeast 33% Whole cluster fermentation
Eden Rift Estate Vineyards
September 13, 2019
15 months -25 % New French Oak ( 66 % Francois Frere, 33 % Tonnellerie O ), 2 5 % 1 - year old, 5 0 % neutral
January 27, 2021