Lichen 2016 Moonglow Pinot Noir
Unabashed cherries on the entry, yes, even the infamous Luden’s cherry. Walnuts without astringency. Velvety tannins provide framework and structure, and dark chocolate notes add complexity to the finish. We blend this wine for easy drinking in its youth but it will stand the test of time. Seven acres of estate vines perch on the front of the 203-acre Lichen Estate in the Anderson Valley Appellation. Prepared in 2007 and planted in 2008, the vineyard comprises 75% Pinot noir and 25% Pinot gris vines. Farmed 100% organically from the outset. Six blocks and four clones of Pinot noir (Martini, Wadenswil, Pommard, & 667) on three rootstocks (101-14, 420A, and 161-49). Two blocks of Pinot gris (148 & 152) on two rootstocks (161-49 and SO4). 2013 average yield: 1.36 pounds per vine.