2009 Bayliss-Bower Pinot Noir
Format Listed Club (20% preferred pricing)
Bottle $42.00 $33.60
Case $428.40 (15% off) $403.20
Magnum $80.00 $64.00
90 Points "An elegant, forward offering that displays an enticing nose of spicy red fruits, floral notes and underbrush."
Wine Advocate, October 2011
This is our classic Pinot Noir from our 15-acre estate vineyard on Ghost Hill. We feel that this vintage truly shows a complete picture of the older vines on our property -- the overall wine is elegant with beautiful red fruit tones, a smooth and silky palate and a very pleasant finish. It well reflects our patient commitment to crafting balanced wines.
Production: 245 cases of 750 mL bottles
Specs: 13.5 Alcohol, 3.68 pH, 10% New French Oak
Harvested: September 2009
The extra heat of the 2009 vintage helped the Pommard impart a rich earthiness brightened by pie-cherry tones to the wine while the deep red and black berry fruits from the 777 fills the mid-palate. The 114 adds heightened aromatic perfumes while supplying a structured back bone and ageability. The Wadenswil clone, added to our classic blend for the first time in 2009, brought a rich complexity and spicy quality to the blend that is very exciting. We feel that this vintage truly shows a complete picture of the older vines of the vineyard as a whole.