2015 Walk Slow Pinot Noir
This wine is always a blend of a couple of vineyards that we think work well together. It has been a blend of Babcock and Bentrock three times in the last 5 years, which should tell you how well we think the fruit from these two vineyards work together. Last year the blend was mostly Babcock with a touch of Bentrock to round it out. This year is the exact opposite. It is 70% Bentrock with 30% Babcock rounding it off. In 2015, I found the savory sweet fruit from Babcock, although quite delicious, to be a bit overwhelming as the basis for this wine. I’m trying to build complexity here and it would have overpowered any other vineyard I paired with. On the other hand, as a foil to the otherwise crisp and edgy Bentrock vineyard fruit, it worked beautifully.