2019 Arco Iris “Spring Ephemeral”
Arco Iris is a parcel at the top of the hill in the center of the farm. It's the first place to ripen and it makes the most seductively fruity and open of the Pinot based wines. We've always dreamed of bottling it during the spring following the vintage; to capture it in its most juicy and primary state before the second winter takes it into the realm of forest floor and spice. In the first three vintages this eluded us. The tannins always needed time to harmonize. The gentleness of the growing season in 2019 tempered the usual concentration of our wild, untamed, hillside and for the first time was possible.