The 2022 Sandler Cortada Alta Vineyard Pinot Noir is the second time we've done a 100% whole cluster fermentation from Cortada. This traditional technique goes back to the origins of winemaking, millennia before there were fancy destemming machines. It produces a wine with more tannin and possibly more ageability than destemmed versions of the same grapes. 2022 was a vintage marked by a series of heat waves, with the most intense one coming over Labor Day weekend. We picked the Cortada Alta Pinot on September 6, a month earlier than average for this site. Enjoy this fruit forward Pinot from 2024 through 2034.