2013 Wayfarer Golden Mean Pinot Noir
Wayfarer is born in a wild place, just 4 miles from the pacific coast but 1,100 feet above sea level. Nestled amongst the redwoods and mountain roads are some of regions most extreme vineyards. Wayfarer was designed around 30 one acre blocks each one for a specific individual clone. All the grapes are handpicked as whole bunches before sunrise and taken to the winery. Vinification is done with a velvet touch so gentle pressing, carefully racking and natural yeasts.
Golden Mean Pinot Noir – is a blend of Pommard and Swan clones (Joseph Swan was gifted some DRC cuttings from the La Tache vineyard back in the late 1960’s but he also probably planted some Mt. Eden at the same time). But yes it has the power of the Pommard clone and the elegance of the Swan clone. It is finished off in 33% new French oak.