2018 Evesham Wood
Pinot Noir Illahe Vineyard
2018’s growing-degree day total of close to 2300 misleads our expectation of the wines and highlights the difficulties of using it to describe this year from that. (For comparison the 2016 and 2017 vintages were 15% warmer than the 30y average and just below 2600.) The last vintage that was in this range was 2012. The wines are richly hued and densely packed with tannin and concentration. If it weren’t for the wines’ brimming acid you’d definitely expect them to be from a very warm vintage.
The Ford’s continue to farm our blocks at Illahe Vineyard organically. This year’s bottling again leans towards the savory side. Bright cherry with raspberry and earthy mushroom, medium weight and fine tannins.
75 cases produced