Folk Machine Pinot Noir

Folk Machine Pinot Noir


Country: United States

State: California

Subregion: Central Coast

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

ABV: 13%


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The 2017 Central Coast Pinot Noir is largely a blend of Mission Ranch (Arroyo seco) and Cedar Lane (arroyo seco) with a bit of the Vecino Vineyard (Potter Valley). As always, the wine is largely Pommard Clone, but also 2A, and some Dijon 115 and 777 for fruit and jamminess. The wine was aged in 2-6 year old French oak barrels for 9 months. The various lots were harvested in the 22 Brix range, and fermented whole berry. The primary fermentation was uninoculated and the Malolactic Fermentation was spontaneous. We did not rack keeping the wine on the lees with occasional batonnage until bottling to round out the mouthfeel.

The Folk Machine Pinot Noir is always fairly lightweight and light in color with relaxed tannins and medium acid. Like the 2016, the 2017 is very consistent with what we expect from this wine. It is a very lively and an easy wine to serve with most foods. Keep expecting a fun Pinot that is elegant, pretty, and drinkable. Though light in color due to no attempt to extract or over manipulate, the wine does not lack for flavor or body, but rather shows the silky more subtle side of the variety. Drink often, pair with anything (seriously.)