98pt Wayfarer Wayfarer Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

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A project founded by Jayson Pahlmeyer, Wayfarer is producing world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Wayfarer, Wayfarer Pinot Noir is a classic, with a beautiful mix of California structure and Burgundy elegance. A beauty to drink now or with a few years in the cellar. Vintage Notes 2018 was marked by a long and temperate growing season that allowed for a calm harvest. The Pinot Noir vines began to emerge on March 31st in block 5. Overall rainfall was 35% below our average, however a large portion of this rain came in April. With this spring rain filling the soil profile, the vines were able to thrive in the early growing season and continued to revel in moderate weather through May. Bloom occurred during the first days of June, and an idyllic summer allowed for a long ripening period. During harvest, we took advantage of perfect conditions and remained patient, picking precisely when the fruit was ready. Pinot Noir harvest began in bock 20 on September 14th and concluded with block 30 on October 13th. Blocks 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26A, 30 Clones Dijon 115, 667 and 777, Pommard 4 and 5, Swan, Hirsch, Hyde, Mount Eden, Bacigalupi Old Wente, Wayfarer Tim Alberdi Redneck Wine Crew